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How do ethical values of organic agriculture relate to standards and current pratice?

Padel, Susanne (2007) How do ethical values of organic agriculture relate to standards and current pratice? In: Zollitsch, Werner; Winkler, Christoph; Waiblinger, Susanne and Hasleberger, Alexander (Eds.) Sustainable Food Production and Ethics. Wageningen Academic Publishers, pp. 26-30.

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The concern that in a growing market organic farming will be more intensive and industrialised has led to renewed interest in organic principles. This paper examines what organic values are covered by standards. It uses the ethical value basis of organic agriculture as described in the four IFOAM Principles of Organic Farming of Health, Ecology, Fairness and Care which encompass the values of sustainability, naturalness and of systems approach. It further explores whether these values are reflected in current organic farming practice and what challenges arise from them in relation to the future development of organic farming.

EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:ethical values
Subjects: Food systems > Markets and trade
Values, standards and certification
Research affiliation: UK > Univ. Aberystwyth > Institute for Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS)
Related Links:http://www.wageningenacademic.com/Default.asp?pageid=58&docid=16&artdetail=Eursafe2007&webgroupfilter=&
Deposited By: Padel, Dr Susanne
ID Code:11048
Deposited On:05 Oct 2007
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:35
Document Language:English
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted
Additional Publishing Information:Hard copies of the full set of conference preprints can be purchased from the publisher

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