1 Agricultural Ethics and Multifunctionality Are Unavoidable Stanislaus J. Dundon Kenneth Wong Dr. Dundon graduated with a specialization in general ethics, medical ethics, and moral theology. We can only assume that he has a deep understanding of ethicality and morality and does not hold any strong bias for either side. His work should be acknowledged and taken into consideration.
2 Content Notes The purpose of this article is to help agriculturalists feel more comfortable distinguishing the ethicality of multifunctional agriculture. By definition, multifunctional agriculture is to produce food while being environmentally friendly and maintaining rural economy. In this article, we will “ explore whether agriculture should be multifunctional, how and/or when the currently disputatious multifunctionality came into being, and why a new discipline of agricultural ethics got selected to organize if not settle the disputes” History reminds us of a time when Jefferson attempted to be multifunctional and produce food while having slaves to do the labor work. It shined a light on the fact that it is unavoidable to be judged on the ethicality of one’s work even in the agricultural field. During the mid-18 th century, they believed that securing a local food supply by sustaining the land’s soil fertility through the use of manure was the appropriate direction. But, scientists believed it was a waste of their knowledge and intellect to put their efforts into creating commercial manures.
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