Ethics Spring 2006, Vol. 14(1)
progress toward a more humane, just, healthy and sustainable future will
require major shifts in our food and agriculture systems. This issue and the Fall
2006 issue of Earth Ethics explore the problems of industrialized agriculture,
epitomized in factory farming, and the promise of alternative food systems. The
work of the Center for a Livable Future, Worldwatch Institute, the United Nations
Food and Agriculture Organization, and The Humane Society of the United States
provide a critical analysis of the agribusiness system. Jane Goodall's concluding
chapter from Harvest for Hope: A Guide to Mindful Eating summarizes some
of these problems and provides guidance for individual food choices to support
people, animals, and Earth. The Earth Charter, an integrated ethical vision for
sustainable development, is applied to our food choices, linking its principles
to a critique of globalization and factory farming and suggesting directions for
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Agriculture and Humane Sustainable Food Systems, by Richard M. Clugston
and Wynn Calder. Read article
How Sustainable Agriculture
Can Address the Environmental and Humane Health Harms of Industrial Agriculture,
by Leo Horrigan, Robert S. Lawrence and Polly Walker.
the Global Meat Industry, by Danielle Nierenberg.
Health Implications of Meat Production and Consumption, by Polly Walker,
Pamela Rhubart-Berg, Shawn McKensie, Kristin Kelling and Robert S. Lawrence.
Cattle Produces More Greenhouse Gases than Driving Cars, by United Nations
Eating for the Animals,
by the Humane Society of the United States.
Home to Roost: Bird Flu, a Virus of Our Own Hatching, by Michael Greger,
Harvest for Hope: A Guide to Mindful
Eating, by Jane Goodall with Gary McAvoy and Gail Hudson.
Earth Charter Ethics: Two Substantive Approaches, by Dieter T. Hessel.
Sustainable Living with the Earth
Charter and an Earth Charter Meal, by Earth Charter International.
Progress Toward a Humane and Sustainable Food System with the Earth Charter
at Florida Gulf Coast University, by Joseph Weakland.
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