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    The Ethics of Constrained Choice: How the Industrialization of Agriculture Impacts Farming and Farmer Behavior. [REVIEW]Mary K. Hendrickson & Harvey S. James - 2005 - Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 18 (3):269-291.
    The industrialization of agriculture not only alters the ways in which agricultural production occurs, but it also impacts the decisions farmers make in important ways. First, constraints created by the economic environment of farming limit what options a farmer has available to him. Second, because of the industrialization of agriculture and the resulting economic pressures it creates for farmers, the fact that decisions are constrained creates new ethical challenges for farmers. Having fewer options when faced with severe economic pressures is (...)
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    Fairness in Alternative Food Networks: An Exploration with Midwestern Social Entrepreneurs.Mary Margaret Saulters, Mary K. Hendrickson & Fabio Chaddad - 2018 - Agriculture and Human Values 35 (3):611-621.
    The notion of fairness is frequently invoked in the context of food and agriculture, whether in terms of a fair marketplace, fair treatment of workers, or fair prices for consumers. In 2009, the Kellogg Foundation named fairness as one of four key characteristics of a “good” food system. The concept of fairness, however, is difficult to define and measure. The purpose of this study is to explore the notion of fairness, particularly as it is understood within alternative food dialogues. Specifically, (...)
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    “Our School System is Trying to Be Agrarian”: Educating for Reskilling and Food System Transformation in the Rural School Garden.Sarah E. Cramer, Anna L. Ball & Mary K. Hendrickson - forthcoming - Agriculture and Human Values:1-13.
    School gardens and garden-based learning continue to gain great popularity in the United States, and their pedagogical potential, and ability to impact students’ fruit and vegetable consumption and activity levels have been well-documented. Less examined is their potential to be agents of food system reskilling and transformation. Though producer and consumer are inextricably linked in the food system, and deskilling of one directly influences the other, theorists often focus on production-centered and consumption-centered deskilling separately. However, in a school garden, the (...)
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    Power, Fairness and Constrained Choice in Agricultural Markets: A Synthesizing Framework.Mary K. Hendrickson & Harvey S. James - 2016 - Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 29 (6):945-967.
    The fairness of agricultural markets is frequently invoked, especially by farmers. But fairness is difficult to define and measure. In this paper we link fairness and power with the concept of constrained choice to develop a framework for assessing fairness in agricultural markets. We use network exchange theory to define power from the dependencies that exist in agricultural networks. The structure of agricultural networks and the options that agricultural producers have to participate in agricultural networks affect the degree to which (...)
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    Are Farmers of the Middle Distinctively “Good Stewards”? Evidence From the Missouri Farm Poll, 2006.Harvey S. James & Mary K. Hendrickson - 2010 - Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 23 (6):571-590.
    In this paper we consider the question of whether middle-scale farmers, which we define as producers generating between $100,000 and $250,000 in sales annually, are better agricultural stewards than small and large-scale producers. Our study is motivated by the argument of some commentators that farmers of this class ought to be protected in part because of the unique attitudes and values they possess regarding what constitutes a “good farmer.” We present results of a survey of Missouri farmers designed to assess (...)
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    Sociocultural Tensions and Wicked Problems in Sustainable Agriculture Education.Christopher D. Murakami, Mary K. Hendrickson & Marcelle A. Siegel - 2017 - Agriculture and Human Values 34 (3):591-606.
    Future practitioners of sustainable agriculture and agroecology must have the capacity to address the wicked problems in the food system to make progress toward sustainability. Undergraduate sustainable agriculture students from a variety of backgrounds may struggle with the question, is the challenging and complex work of addressing wicked problems of agroecology for me? Our case study investigated sociocultural tensions associated with identity encountered when wicked problems teaching units were integrated into the Advanced Practices of Sustainable Agriculture course at a large, (...)
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    Choice and Voice: Creating a Community of Practice in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.Mary K. Hendrickson, Jere L. Gilles, William H. Meyers, Kenneth C. Schneeberger & William R. Folk - 2014 - Agriculture and Human Values 31 (4):665-672.
    The development and utility of genetically modified crops for smallholders around the world is controversial. Critical questions include what traits and crops are to be developed; how they can be adapted to smallholders’ ecological, social and economic contexts; which dissemination channels should be used to reach smallholders; and which policy environments will enable the greatest benefits for smallholders and the rural poor. A key question is how the voices of smallholders who have experience with or desire to use GM technologies (...)
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