1Agricultural EthicsMarteen J. Chrispeels and Dina F. MandoliKenneth WongMarteen J. Chrispeels received his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois and has an activeresearch career for a span of 42 years. Dina F. Mandoli has been awarded grants for her studiesin the plant biology field as well. Marteen’s active research makes him a reliable source as hecontinues to keep his knowledge up-to-date. Dina’s history of receiving grants makes her acreditable source as well since it shows that her proposals are drawing attention of investors.
2Content NotesPeople that involve themselves in the world of agriculture find themselves to be on “high moral ground” (1). They believe they are creating more food availability. Even those that are creating biotechnology to improve agriculture believe they are making the correct choice.Ethical dilemmas constantly occur because society is at a constant change. A once accepted practice may be banned or vice versa. Another reason for constant ethical dilemma is the unexpected after effects of new technology.Lastly, new ideas can affect our morals as it has never been tested in the history. Utilitarian ethics is a question on whether or not the action will benefit the greater. If so, it would be deemed ethical. But, this is not always the case as there are two sides to everystory. What may be beneficial in one way may be harmful in another.