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would not be good for both ends. Also, it creates more job opportunities, it will help the economy running once again helping farmers to be able to make earnings.b)In another paragraph, use the ethical theories we have covered so far (or you may go through the text book and look up other theories) that would also favor ‘big’ agriculture. Use at least four theories. Using utilitarianism, industrial farming has provided food for many as a greater good. Also using technologies to improve crops benefit many people or perhaps is it limited to a narrow segment? This may be breaking the utilitarianism ideals. Using deontology, it is the farmer’s duty to follow theircontract and follow the industry’s demand and use the resources provided to produce efficient and
high-volume crop. Third theory is Rights, the corporations have allowed the farmers to borrow the lands and provide them with knowledge to farming. The farmer’s virtue if not driven for the sake of himself of earning money, but to feed the nation as a greater cause then it has been fulfilled.
Article 4b: Agri-Intellectual Reason (AResponse to Blake Hurst)Christopher Bedford
Christopher Bedford lives in Montague, MI as a filmmaker and a food activist. Bedford partake on Michigan’s Sweetwater Local Food Market and lives in an organic farm. Bedford is part of Farm-to-School Campaign in Muskegon County.
Michael Pollan has been attacked by Blake Hurst, who is a Farm Bureau Official. Christopher Cook states Hurst is confusing personal hardships with industrial food system. Corporate disinformation and public relations campaigns was used a strategy against tobacco companies in 1960 to pursue anti-smoking company. Today corporates have power and monopoly control over the food system that determinesprice and production. Blake state that farmers can meet the demands of consumers and raise foodin differing ways. Author mentions of Stockholm syndrome relationships the farmers have toward the industrial food system. The terminology is defined as feeling of affection or trust by avictim towards the captor. Consumers want their food to be respected and treated well some of these are local food production, humane treatment of animals, and no hormones and antibiotics.“The customer is always right,” its just business for farmers to change the way they farm. For instance, Wal-Mart met customer demand by stop purchasing fluid milk produced with rBGH.The relationship between farmers and industries aren’t great, Poultry and swine confinement farmers sued their corporations for over a decade. Producer contracts small farmers serfs on their own property. Small contract poultry farmers supply over 50 percent to Tysons and Perdue and yet they have no ownership stake and can be terminated if not met with expectations.