1. Michael A. Long & Douglas L. Murray (2013). Ethical Consumption, Values Convergence/Divergence and Community Development. Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 26 (2):351-375.
    Ethical consumption is on the rise, however little is known about the degree and the implications of the sometime conflicting sets of values held by the broad category of consumers who report consuming ethically. This paper explores convergence and divergence of ethical consumption values through a study of organic, fair trade, and local food consumers in Colorado. Using survey and focus group results, we first examine demographic and attitudinal correlates of ethical consumption. We then report evidence that while many organic, (...)
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  2. Douglas L. Murray & Laura T. Raynolds (2000). Alternative Trade in Bananas: Obstacles and Opportunities for Progressive Social Change in the Global Economy. [REVIEW] Agriculture and Human Values 17 (1):65-74.
    Fair trade bananas are the latest inan increasing array of commodities that are beingpromoted by various organizations in an effort tocreate alternative production and consumption patternsto the environmentally destructive and sociallyinequitable patterns inherent in traditionalproduction and trade systems. Fair trade is touted asa strategy to achieve more sustainable developmentthrough linking environmentally and socially consciousconsumers in the North with producers pursuingenvironmentally sound and socially just productionpractices in the South. Promotion of fair tradebananas in Europe has achieved impressive initialgains on the consumer (...)
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  3. Douglas L. Murray (1991). Export Agriculture, Ecological Disruption, and Social Inequity: Some Effect of Pesticides in Southern Honduras. Agriculture and Human Values 8 (4):19-29.
    Pesticides remain an integral part of development efforts to renew economic growth in Central America and lift the region out of a severe economic crisis. This paper analyzes the implications of the continued reliance on pesticides for heightening economic and ecological problems in the agrarian sector.Relying on a case study of export melon production in Choluteca, Honduras, the author argues that current development strategies, which rely heavily on pesticides, are generating ecological disruption that creates conditions biased against small producers. Lack (...)
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