In this contribution, we argue that three related developments provide economic, environmental and social challenges and opportunities for a new responsible professionalism in the food chain: (1) the Anthropocene; (2) the bio-based economy; (3) precision livestock farming. These three interrelated developments indicate a transition in the way we understand the role and function of the food chain on the micro-, the meso- and the macro-level. This transition can be understood in two fundamental different ways, namely either as an extension of technocratic management beyond the micro level to the meso- and macro-level of the food chain, or as a transition to a new responsible professionalism. We argue that the technocratic approach is not able to address the socio-ethical issues that come along with these three developments, and explore various competencies and abilities that constitute a new responsible professionalism in the food chain.
|Title of host publication||Professionals in food chains|
|Editors||Svenja Springer, Herwig Grimm|
|Publisher||Wageningen Academic Publishers|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|
|Event||EURSAFE 2018 - Viana, Austria|
Duration: 13 Jun 2018 → 16 Jun 2018
|Period||13/06/18 → 16/06/18|