Saturday, November 25, 2023

Pg. 99: Paul B. Thompson's "From Silo to Spoon"

Featured at the Page 99 Test: From Silo to Spoon: Local and Global Food Ethics by Paul B. Thompson.

About the book, from the publisher:
Following the pattern of From Field to Fork (2015) Paul B. Thompson provides a highly readable and up-to-date analysis of contemporary ethical issues connected with food. Thompson reinterprets Peter Singer's work on famine relief in light of the history of funding development assistance through food aid, defends locavore diets against philosophical critics, and analyzes the ethics of food labeling in light of J.S. Mill's On Liberty. Further exploring today's key ethical questions about food, Thompson compares anthropological and toxicological approaches to pollution and defends a revised notion of agricultural sustainability. These topics provide an entry point for a novel approach in practical ethics that blends pragmatist philosophy of language, historical interpretation of agrarian thought, and recent philosophical writings on race and structural racism.
Learn more about From Silo to Spoon at the Oxford University Press website.

The Page 99 Test: From Silo to Spoon.

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