This important book explores agriculture's ethical horizon: the boundary line that separates and delineates one's outlook and knowledge
1. The Horizon of Agricultural Ethics 2. The Conduct of Agricultural Science 3. When Things Go Wrong: Balancing Technology's Safety and Risk 4. A Brief Introduction to Moral Philosophy and Ethical Theories 5. Moral Confidence in Agriculture 6. The Relevance of Ethics to Agriculture and Weed Science 7. Agricultural Sustainability 8. Biotechnology 9. Alternative/Organic Agricultural Systems 10. Animal Agriculture 11. A Glimpse Ahead
Robert L. Zimdahl is a Professor of Weed Science at Colorado State University. He received his Ph.D. in Agronomy from Oregon State University. Among his many honors and awards, Dr. Zimdahl was elected a Fellow of the Weed Science Society of America in 1986 and currently serves as editor of that society's journal, Weed Science. He has been a member of several international task forces and has authored a number of books and articles on the subject of weed science. He is the author of Fundamentals of Weed Science, and Six Chemicals that Changed Agriculture both from Elsevier.
Praise for the first edition: "This book takes on the largest scientific and ethical challenge of our past and present and does so in an engaging manner." - Wes Jackson, President, The Land Institute Praise for the first edition: "Agriculture's Ethical Horizon is both a competent review of value conflicts in agriculture and a striking tale of the intellectual, even spiritual, transformation of an agriculturalist who was a leader in one agriculture's most dramatic technical revolutions, the development of chemical weed control. Everyone will find something to criticize. No alert reader will be left unaffected and most will have responses which, in their sense of being intellectually cool, they will have to admit are profoundly emotional--one way or the other. I predict that whole conferences will be based on this book. Historians of environmental sciences should pay particular attention." - Stanislaus J. Dundon, California State University, Sacramento