Agriculture's Ethical Horizon (Third Edition): 1 - The horizon of agricultural ethics

Elsevier, Agriculture's Ethical Horizon (Third Edition), 2022, Pages 1-15
Robert L. Zimdahl

We must continually ask what should we do? What is the agricultural research task? We must explore whether our goals have been proper and sufficient, and if the results are good and adequate for the future. Those engaged in agriculture must begin to examine and expand agriculture’s ethical horizon—the full range or widest limit of our perception, interest, appreciation, knowledge, and experience. It is necessary to explore agriculture’s intellectual horizon, because our unexamined, ethical position, may limit what agriculture’s ethical horizon defines. This book will encourage those involved in all phases of the agricultural enterprise to initiate and continue discussion of agriculture’s ethical foundation.