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Now, perhaps more than ever before, we are aware of the ethical choices we make each time we eat. This anthology explores issues such as genetically modified foods, animal rights, population and consumption, pollution, centralized versus local production, vegetarianism and more. The twenty one readings that make up this volume bring together a diverse group of voices. Introductions and study questions help you to prepare for reflection and discussion on these significant and noteworthy issues.
Table of Contents
Rational Beings Alone Have Moral Worth
KantÆs Treatment of Animals
A Utilitarian Defense of Animal Liberation
The Radical Egalitarian Case for Animal Rights
A Critique of ReganÆs Rights Theory
Population and Consumption
A Special Moment in History: The Challenge of Overpopulation and Overconsumption
The Tragedy of the Commons
The Unjust War against Population
Population and Food: A Critique of Lifeboat Ethics
Pollution: Soil, Air, Water
You Are What You Breathe
We All Live in Bhopal
People or Penguins: The Case for Optimal Pollution
Is Silent Spring Beyond Us?
Duty and Ecology: On What We Owe Starving Human Beings
The World Food Supply: The Damage Done by Cattle-Raising
Vegetarianism and Planetary Health
Can Frankenfood Save the Planet?
Unholy Alliance: Critiques of Genetically Modified Foods. The ETC Report, The Poor can Feed Themselves
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