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Re-thinking organic food and farming in a changing world

Author: Bernhard Freyer; R James Bingen
Publisher: Dordrecht : Springer, [2014] ©2015
Series: International library of environmental, agricultural, and food ethics, volume 22.
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This book is based on the assumption that "organic has lost its way".℗ Paradoxically, it comes at a time when we witness the continuing of growth in organic food production and markets around the world. Yet, the book claims that organic has lost sight of its first or fundamental philosophical principles and ontological assumptions. The collection offers empirically grounded discussions that address the principles  Read more...
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Freyer, Bernhard.
Re-Thinking Organic Food and Farming in a Changing World.
Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bernhard Freyer; R James Bingen
ISBN: 9789401791908 9401791902
OCLC Number: 894508608
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (xxii, 329 pages) : illustrations (some color).
Contents: Foreword; Acknowledgment; Contents; Editors and Contributors; Editors; Contributors; Acronyms and Abbreviations; List of Figures; List of Tables; Part I: Overview and Foundations; Chapter 1: Introduction; 1.1 Foreword; 1.2 The Broader Idea of This Book; 1.3 Structure of the Book; References; Chapter 2: Ethics in the Organic Movement; 2.1 Implementation of the IFOAM Principles; 2.2 The Ethical Foundation of the IFOAM Principles; 2.2.1 Worldviews and IFOAM Principles; 2.2.1.1 The Anthropocentric View; 2.2.1.2 The Theocentric View; 2.2.1.3 The Pathocentric View; 2.2.1.4 The Biocentric View. 2.2.1.5 The Ecocentric and Holistic View2.2.1.6 Final Observations on Worldviews and the IFOAM Principles; 2.2.2 Beyond Organic as a Moral Obligation; 2.2.2.1 The Deontological Perspective of Organic; 2.2.2.2 The Consequentialism Perspective of Organic; 2.2.2.3 Moderate Deontology as a Step Forward; 2.2.2.4 Organic as Virtue; 2.2.2.5 Thoughts on Re-conceptualizing Organic Ethics; 2.3 Diversification of Ethics in the OrganicMovement --
A Historical Perspective; 2.3.1 Framing the Organic Roots: Agriculturein the Nineteenth and Early TwentiethCentury --
A European Perspective. 2.3.2 Pioneers of the Organic Movement2.3.3 Organic and Environmentalism; 2.3.4 Organic Principles and Standards; Annex; References; Part II: Standards and Certification; Overview and Observations; References; Chapter 3: Organic Certification and the Rationalization of Alternative Food and Agriculture: Sustainable Shrimp Farming in Indonesia; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 Alternative Food, Agriculture, and Governance; 3.3 The Sustainable Shrimp Project in Bojokulu, Indonesia; 3.4 Organic Certification: Standards, Measures, and Audits; 3.4.1 Standards of Sustainable Farming. 3.4.2 Measures of Sustainable Farming3.4.3 Audits of Sustainable Farming; 3.5 Conclusion; References; Chapter 4: Differentiating Organics: Performing Multiple Objects to Organize Singular Markets for Organic Tea and Biscuits in the UK; 4.1 Introduction; 4.2 Conceptualizing the Performances of Organic; 4.3 Methods; 4.4 The Singular UK Market for Organic; 4.5 Multiple Organics --
The Case of Tanzanian Tea; 4.5.1 Organic by Default; 4.5.2 Parallel Organics; 4.5.3 Cross-Certified; 4.6 Multiple Organics --
The Case of UK Cereals; 4.7 Conclusions on Differentiating Organics; References. Chapter 5: Feeding the World --
The Contribution of IFOAM Principles5.1 Background and Objectives; 5.2 The Debates on Feeding the World; 5.2.1 The High-Input Paradigm; 5.2.2 Organic Paradigm; 5.2.3 Feeding the World Beyond a Technological Perspective; 5.3 The IFOAM Principles and Food Security; 5.4 Food Security and the IFOAM Norms; 5.4.1 The IFOAM Standards Requirements; 5.4.2 IFOAM Standards; 5.4.3 The IFOAM Accreditation Requirements; 5.5 Discussion and Conclusions; References; Part III: Markets and Consumers; Overview and Observations; References.
Series Title: International library of environmental, agricultural, and food ethics, volume 22.
Responsibility: Bernhard Freyer, Jim Bingen, editors.

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