Agricultural ethics

DOI: 10.4324/9780415249126-L002-1
Version: v1,  Published online: 1998
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Agricultural ethics is the study of moral issues raised by farming. These include: human interference with the course of nature; the effects of certain agricultural practices on present social conditions, and on the conditions under which future generations will live; the treatment of animals, especially when its aim is human advantage; and the value of farming as a human activity in itself.

    Citing this article:
    Comstock, Gary L.. Agricultural ethics, 1998, doi:10.4324/9780415249126-L002-1. Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Taylor and Francis,
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