Naveen Hyder Article #1: “Agricultural Ethics” Maarten J. Chrispeels & Dina F. Mandoli April 2, 2017 Author Note: Maarten J. Chrispeels Maarten J. Chrispeels has a Ph.D in Agronomy from the University of Illinois. Professor Chrispeels became a postdoctoral scholar as the DOE Plant Research Laboratory at Michigan State University where he studied plant biochemistry. He also worked as the Director of the San Diego for Molecular Agriculture at UCSD. His achievements include: the Stephen Hales Prize of the American Society of Plant Biologists, a Doctor Honoris Causa from the University of Guelph. Dina F. Mandoli Dina F. Mandoli is an author who has publicated a series of journals and articles in association with plant physiology. Mandoli is a professor at the department of Botany in the University of Washington.
Article #1 : “Agricultural Ethics” Notes The societies in which we live in have an impact in indicating right from wrong practices, our societal values. Agricultural practices are under evaluation because several individuals are reconsidering the morality of technologies being used. Utilitarian ethics means validating an action, the outcome and the effect on humans to consider the intention. Production agriculture is the method of agriculture in which mass amounts of nutritious fruits and vegetables are harvested annually at a low cost for consumers to purchase. Sustainable agriculture refers to the production of food, plant, or animal products using harvesting methods that preserve the health and well-being of humans, animals, and the environment. The pros of production agriculture include: new technology can produce large crops, and provides low prices for struggling individuals. However, the cons of production agriculture include: ground water pollution, soil erosion, aquifer depletion, soil degradation, pesticide pollution, and etc. In the United States and Europe production agriculture relies on government subsidies to maintain low commodity prices. According to, the International Food Policy Research Institute an ideal agriculture practice: provides every individual with access to nutrition, prevents malnutrition, agriculture methods are effective and maintain low cost while, producing effective sustainability. Today, we are struggling to develop a sustainable method of agricultural that produces less negative impacts on the health of humans, animals, and our environment.
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