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Article 1: “Agricultural Ethics”Maarten J. Chrispeeles and Dina F. MandoliApril 1, 2017Author Note:Maarten J. ChrrispeelsThe Author is apart of the Division of Biological Sciences and San Diego Center for Molecular Agriculture at the University of California San Diego.Dina F. MandoliThe Author is apart of the Department of Biology and center for Developmental Biology at the University of Washington, Seattle.
Article #1“Agricultural Ethics”NotesIndividuals who directly or indirectly handle agricultural matters are involved with agricultural ethics.There are 4 different definitions of ethics which includes: the adherence to the spirit, and letter of the law, adherence to religious believes, adherence to the community around you, and the adherence to one’s own ideas.The main purpose of these short essays is for the reader to reflect on our own choices, and understand how these choices could affect our future.Individuals that believe in feeding the world develop a moral confidence, however their actions and intentions although good, may cause a drastic outcome in the future. Ethical dilemmas are the result of new technologies, such as spraying DDT. Although it warded off malaria, the long-term effects damaged the immune systems of every living being within the area.Utilitarian Ethics pertains to decisions that benefit the majority of the population.Because modern agriculture’s prime goal to produce products, more often than not it has had a negative impact on our environment; and so in order to alleviate these man-made effects, we have to transition from production to sustainable agriculture.