HW #1 - Homework#1 1 Mariko Watanabe 1 The authors of this article feel that the reasons for the ethical dilemma within our own food production system

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Homework #1 1 Mariko Watanabe 1. The authors of this article feel that the reasons for the ethical dilemma within our own food production system are firstly that society’s values are not immutable but change over time. For example, being gay was something that used to be completely unacceptable, however, now is much more accepted. Laws have been passed to even give them the privilege of marriage. Secondly, new technologies have unexpected consequences. For example, in technology we have many machines that make things way less costly and much more efficient, but this results in a higher unemployment because people are being replaced by these machines. Lastly, new ideas can and do enter our moral worlds. For example, a long time ago people valued the treatment of the animals they were eating because they were the ones raising them. Now, people do not seem to care what hormones are injected or their way of life, as long as it is convenient for them.
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  • Spring '15
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  • production agriculture, new technologies

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