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Truong NguyenArticle 1: “Agricultural Ethics”Maarten J. Chrispeels and Dina F. MandoliSep 29, 2017Author Note:Maarten J. Chrispeels and Dina F. Mandoli. According to the “Division of Biological Sciences”, Maarten Chrispeels came to the US in 1960 for graduate study at University of Illinois. After receiving his PhD in Agronomy, he became a postdoctoral fellow at the DOE Plant Research Laboratory at Michigan State University and studied plant biochemistry.He also produced a colorful 16-page brochure entitled Foods from Genetically Engineered Crops that was widely distributed throughout the world. Both Maarten J. Chrispeels and Dina F. Mandoli has a strong background in agricultural sciences and biological sciences.
Article # 1 “Agricultural Ethics”NotesThe article mentions about all the ideas of agricultural ethics such as: the choice and the decision that people are facing now.Agricultural ethics is the choice for people engaged directly or indirectly from farmers to government, extension agent, CEOs.Ethics definition is very broad: right or wrong decision, it can be adherence to the religious belief.There are many questions concern about our food production system and the role of people with it.Most people engaged in agricultural have a strong moral confidence about that issues.The society’s value is changing every day. Some examples are mentioned in the article : slavery, euthanasia, capital punishment, DDT.Everything must have two sides of fact: pro and cons.DDT has been banned in many countries, and WHO phase it out completely by 2007.Not only human has rights, environment has rights also. Even if we do not believe that the environment has right in the same way that people have rights, we are slowly coming around to the notion that we must live within the natural law that govern our Earth’s ecosystem. The United States must modify its lifestyle to adopt the natural rules.Utilitarian ethics means not only evaluating an action but also the effect to human.Achieving goal (increasing production agriculture) required farmer to continuously adopt new technologies.