evidence-based blog of Filippo Dibari

The Ethics of What We Eat

In Over-nutrition on August 6, 2012 at 11:56 am

from the web site Keen Talks, Prof Peter Singer, expert in Bio-ethics, talks academically about the ethics behind what we choose to eat.

“The Ethics of What We Eat explores the impact our food choices have on humans, animals, and the environment. Recognizing that not all of us will become vegetarians, Singer offers ways to make healthful, humane food choices. As they point out: You can be ethical without being fanatical.

“Huge retailers wield enormous power over prices and compel those far up the chain of food production and distribution to make unhelpful decisions. Peter also examines the ethical pros and cons of eating meat in any form.

“Urban dwellers far removed from the source of the foods they eat will find Singer’s descriptions of food production more disturbing and violent than the quiet, attractive, plastic-wrapped displays in the local supermarket’s pristine meat case.”

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