Behavioural change as a key to sustainable agriculture

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    Abstract

    Food security will exist when all people, at all times, have physical and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food to meet their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life (as stated in the Rome Declaration in 1996). Given the dimension of the current global food crisis, food security means adopting effective and specific actions at individual, household, national, regional and global levels. Food security invites us to reflect upon ethical principles like human equity, justice between current and future generations, respect for human dignity and sustainable food production. We strive to maintain our basic ethical convictions and engage in societal debates about other important values. While we do this, we may have to change our ways of life and learn to create new priorities in the face of global responsibility. Science and technology are key tools to reach the Millennium Goals, providing both society and decision makers alike with relevant information and new options within an ethical framework. The contributions found in this publication bring together the perspectives of a diverse group of authors. Coming from the academic world, the public sector and non-governmental organisations (NGOs), they provide the latest views on 'Global food security: ethical and legal challenges'.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationGlobal food security: ethical and legal challenges, EurSafe 2010, 16-18 September 2010
    EditorsC.M.R. Casabona, L.E. San Epifanio, A.E. Cirión
    Place of PublicationBilbao
    PublisherWageningen Academic Publishers
    Pages91-96
    Number of pages9196
    ISBN (Print)9789086861545
    Publication statusPublished - 2010
    EventGlobal food security: ethical and legal challenges, EurSafe 2010, 16-18 September 2010 -
    Duration: 16 Sep 201018 Sep 2010

    Conference

    ConferenceGlobal food security: ethical and legal challenges, EurSafe 2010, 16-18 September 2010
    Period16/09/1018/09/10

    Keywords

    • food security
    • law
    • climatic change
    • sustainability
    • agricultural policy
    • world
    • aquaculture
    • biotechnology
    • patents
    • public health
    • nutrition
    • labelling
    • consumer protection
    • ethics
    • animal welfare
    • food policy
    • social ethics
    • Netherlands

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