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Ethical Issues in Food and Agriculture

Ethical Issues in Food and Agriculture

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FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS
Rome, 2001
 
Editing, design, graphics and desktop publishing:
Editorial GroupFAO Information Division
The designations employed and the presentation of material in thisinformation product do not imply the expression of any opinionwhatsoever on the part of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations concerning the legal status of any country,territory, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitationof its frontiers or boundaries.All rights reserved. Reproduction and dissemination of material in thisinformation product for educational or other non-commercial purposes areauthorized without any prior written permission from the copyright holdersprovided the source is fully acknowledged. Reproduction of material in thisinformation product for resale or other commercial purposes is prohibitedwithout written permission of the copyright holders. Applications for suchpermission should be addressed to the Chief, Publishing and MultimediaService, Information Division, FAO, Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00100Rome, Italy or by e-mail to copyright@fao.org
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FAO 2001
ISBN 92-5-104559-3
 
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THICALISSUESINFOODANDAGRICULTURE
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T
he stubborn persistence of hunger and poverty raises what are per-haps the most burning ethical questions of our age. Freeing human-ity from hunger and malnutrition is a moral obligation that weighson us more and more heavily as our capabilities and technologies advance.The world undoubtedly has the productive capacity to produce adequatequantities of nutritious food for all, yet gross inequities in peopleÕs access toresources, opportunities and Ð not least Ð fair representation perpetuate thehunger and deprivation of more than 800 million people today.Technological advances and organizational changes affecting food andagriculture systems over the past years have been both radical and rapid;their repercussions, however, will be felt for a long time to come and, inmany cases, the consequences may be irreversible. Whether they be as spe-cific as individual food production techniques, or as broad as the effects of globalized international trade, such changes have refocused attention onfundamental human rights, including the right to sufficient Ð and safe Ðfood. Science continues to broaden our horizons, offering us new optionsthat invariably give rise to controversy. Not surprisingly, recent develop-ments have brought to the fore numerous ethical issues that are central tofood security and to sustainable rural development and natural resourcemanagement; they are therefore of prime concern to FAO.FAO has an obligation to ensure that its actions are responsible, trans-parent and accountable, thus ethical considerations are inherent in theOrganizationÕs programmes. In respect of the human right to democraticparticipation, for example, in all of its activities FAO seeks to foster equityand the free and meaningful involvement of all stakeholders. It advocatesthe sustainable management of natural resources and Ð with regard to foodproduction and processing technologies in particular Ð the containmentof risks to human health, today and in the future. The OrganizationÕs verymission Ð helping to build a food-secure world for present and future
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