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Author Thompson, Paul B., 1951-
Title Agricultural ethics : research, teaching, and public policy / Paul B. Thompson.
Imprint Ames : Iowa State University Press, 1998.
Edition 1st ed.

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Author Thompson, Paul B., 1951-
Subject Agriculture -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Description 1 online resource (xi, 239 pages)
Edition 1st ed.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-220) and index.
Contents Ethics in agricultural research -- Elements of ethical choices for agricultural research -- Technological values in the applied science laboratory -- Undergraduate education for agriculture and natural resource professionals : emphasizing the social sciences and humanities -- Agricultural ethics : content and methods -- Agricultural ethics in rural education -- Analyzing public policy : the case of food labels -- Animal welfare, animal rights, and agricultural biotechnology -- Ethical issues and BST -- Animals in the agrarian ideal -- Constitutional values and the American food system.
Summary Presents a collection of essays written over a period of 15 years by agricultural ethicist Paul B. Thompson. The essays address the practical application of ethics to agriculture in a world faced with issues of increased yield, threatened environment, and the disappearance of the family farm. -- Provided by publisher.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 0585191905 (electronic bk.)
9780585191904 (electronic bk.)
0813828066 (alk. paper)
OCLC # 44955907
Additional Format Print version: Thompson, Paul B., 1951- Agricultural ethics. 1st ed. Ames : Iowa State University Press, 1998 0813828066 (DLC) 97045232 (OCoLC)38010584
Table of Contents
 Introduction: Values and Food Production5
1Ethics in Agricultural Research29
2Elements of Ethical Choices for Agricultural Research39
3Technological Values in the Applied Science Laboratory51
4Undergraduate Education for Agriculture and Natural Resource Professionals: Emphasizing the Social Sciences and Humanities69
5Agricultural Ethics: Content and Methods79
6Agricultural Ethics in Rural Education93
7Analyzing Public Policy: The Case of Food Labels117
8Animal Welfare, Animal Rights, and Agricultural Biotechnology131
9Ethical Issues and BST143
10Animals in the Agrarian Ideal159
11Constitutional Values and the American Food System175
 Conclusion: Markets, Moral Economy, and the Ethics of Sustainable Agriculture189

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