In Missouri, there is an extensive poultry industry in areas of the state where the soil is poor. Much of the farming is more industrial, more technical, and more complex than it was. Reading # 6The Omnivore’s Delusion: Against the Agri-intellectualsBlake Hurst1.Make a case for ‘big’ agriculture/Production Agriculture. In other words, support ‘big’ agriculture even if you personally have a problem with it. The point of this exercise is to make you see the opposing view. a.)In one paragraph, support ‘big’ agriculture with all the logical reasons you can come up with. These reasons may or may not have anything to do with ethics. A: ‘Big’ agriculture is most likely owned by family farmers that have such a positive response from consumers. In fact, it can actually cut the use of chemicals and increase food safety. It will use herbicides that cut the requirement for tillage which decreases soil erosion. Herbicides also make farms more sustainable and reduce pollution. Finally, consumers will benefit from the low-priced food that comes from ‘big’ agriculture. Only ‘big’ agriculture can meet the demands of an increasing population and demand for food.
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.A: The Virtue Theory emphasizes moral character. Although moral choices are not easy for ‘big’ agriculture, they are fortunate to have free choice and hard-won experience. ‘Big’ agriculture provides importance to what is considered right and what is wrong instead of giving it rules. ‘Big’ agriculture also follows utilitarianism. It puts importance on consequences and outcomes by trying to cut down on chemicalsand pollution. It can also follow the mantra, because it focuses on improving lives.