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PHL 316 Food and Justice (3 credits)

It’s indisputable that there are complex moral issues related to food: How should we respond to the problems of global hunger in the 21st. century? How should we respond to the fact that millions of children and adults on our planet are severely malnourished, if not facing starvation? Are our current means of food production sustainable? And do they threaten the health and well-being of future generations? What moral challenges are raised by the use of biotechnology in food production and processing? How can we provide safe, acceptable, nutritious food for all persons in such a way that is respectful to the welfare of all sentient beings? May be taken to satisfy the Ethics Intensive course requirement.