Rotman Postdoc Dan Hicks reviews two anthologies that cover ethical issues in our food system. Both anthologies are intended for “food ethics” courses, and discuss such issues as food security, animal welfare, and biotechnology. Before coming to Western, Hicks developed and taught a food ethics course at the University of Notre Dame. Hicks finds that the Pojman anthology is somewhat dated, and the Kaplan anthology does a better job of bringing philosophy into discussion with other disciplines, including medicine and social science.
Review of Pojman, Food Ethics and Kaplan, The Philosophy of Food Agriculture and Human Values, November 2013