By Bernhard Freyer, Jim Bingen
This ebook is predicated at the assumption that “organic has misplaced its way”. satirically, it comes at a time once we witness the ongoing of progress in natural foodstuff creation and markets all over the world. but, the publication claims that natural has overpassed its first or basic philosophical ideas and ontological assumptions. the gathering deals empirically grounded discussions that tackle the foundations and basic assumptions of natural farming and advertising and marketing practices. The ebook attracts awareness to the middle ideas of natural and gives varied truly articulated and well-defined conceptual frameworks that supply new insights into natural practices. Divided into 5 elements, the publication offers new views on enduring concerns, examines criteria and certification, supplies insights into much-discussed and extra industry and customer matters, and reports the interaction of natural and traditional farming. The publication concludes with a framework for rethinking ethics within the natural circulate and reflections at the positioning of natural ethics.
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170). Steiner held that rules, principles or norms alone do not make an ethical society. To act ethically in a deeper sense, he argues, is what an individual has to arrange with him/herself (Steiner 1892, p. 172). Steiner also put the individual’s role in society more in the foreground. Steiner’s contributions to the ethical roots of organic were profound and comprehensive. , in seeing the farm as an organism as a whole. 2 Ethics in the Organic Movement 27 In the 1950s, the British agriculturalist working in India, Sir Albert Howard (1873–1947), and the British farmer and educator Lady Eve Balfour (1898–1990), engaged into organic farming with contributions that are relevant until today.
Similarly, leguminous fodder plants were used to fertilize the soil and recycle minerals, while other plants served as subsistence food or as cash crops (Thaer, cited in Dirlinger et al. 1998, pp. 32–34). These farming systems were built on the idea of continuous humus production through fodder legumes, which also offered nitrogen to the whole cropping system and provided the basis for protein fodder for animal feed. In this relationship, humus was both the result of life and the condition for it.
297). 22 B. Freyer et al. A third concept that is described with the term “weak” or moderate deontology combines both perspectives (Hunt and Vasquez-Parraga 1993, pp. 80, 81, 87; cf. Harel and Sharon 2008). 18 This duty includes how to act now and with attention to the long-term effects of decisions. This is, for example, an important perspective in organic breeding (Alrøe et al. 2001, p. 12; Lammerts Van Bueren and Struik 2005, p. 484). The Principles claim both a responsibility to act in an ethical way now and with respect to the consequences for future generations.
Re-Thinking Organic Food and Farming in a Changing World by Bernhard Freyer, Jim Bingen