One ecosystem, one food system: The social and ecological context of food safety strategies [Book Review]
David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 4 (1):49-59 (1991)
Eating is the most intimate relationship people can have with their environment. As people have migrated, in very large numbers, from various parts of the globe, as well as from the countryside to the city, they have brought to their new homes not only their intimate familial relationships, but also their intimate environmental relationships. Intraand international trade in human foods and animal feeds amounting to billions of dollars annually support these transplanted eating habits. Infectious disease agents, toxins and environmental contaminants of all sorts are globally distributed along with these foods. Furthermore, the internationalization of a substantial portion of the food industry, along with urbanization, has resulted in unrealistic consumer perceptions of food, and fostered ecologically and socially unsound food production and food safety practices, which themselves are creating new food safety problems. Effective food safety strategies, which by necessity must account for the contamination of the environment in which the food is grown, as well as the environments through which it passes on the way to the consumer, need to be global in both breadth (socially and geographically) and depth (ecologically). As well, the desire for democratic social control now evident throughout the world, along with this diversity of culinary tastes, suggest that a successful global food safety strategy would do well to reflect the kinds of diversity and complex interactions seen in natural ecosystems.
|Keywords||food safety ecological social|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
Diana Stuart & Michelle Woroosz (2013). Erratum To: The Myth of Efficiency: Technology and Ethics in Industrial Food Production. [REVIEW] Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 26 (1):257-257.
Similar books and articles
Brian Furze (1989). The World Agricultural System and Ethical Considerations Relating to the Rural Environment: Some Perspectives on Cause and Effect in Underdeveloped Countries. Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 2 (1):59-67.
Michiel Korthals (2002). The Struggle Over Functional Foods: Justice and the Social Meaning of Functional Foods. [REVIEW] Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 15 (3):313-324.
Beniamino T. Cenci Goga & Francesca Clementi (2002). Safety Assurance of Foods: Risk Management Depends on Good Science but It is Not a Scientific Activity. [REVIEW] Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 15 (3):303-313.
Jeffrey R. Follett (2009). Choosing a Food Future: Differentiating Among Alternative Food Options. [REVIEW] Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 22 (1):31-51.
Tom MacMillan & Elizabeth Dowler (2012). Just and Sustainable? Examining the Rhetoric and Potential Realities of UK Food Security. Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 25 (2):181-204.
Frans W. A. Brom (2004). WTO, Public Reason and Food Public Reasoning in the 'Trade Conflict' on GM-Food. Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 7 (4):417 - 431.
Renee B. Kim (2009). Meeting Consumer Concerns for Food Safety in South Korea: The Importance of Food Safety and Ethics in a Globalizing Market. [REVIEW] Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 22 (2):141-152.
Daniel Sperling (2010). Food Law, Ethics, and Food Safety Regulation: Roles, Justifications, and Expected Limits. [REVIEW] Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 23 (3):267-278.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads4 ( #259,269 of 1,103,038 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #297,567 of 1,103,038 )
How can I increase my downloads?