Paul Thompson: Food Ethics

paulthompsonIs it okay to give food to a food pantry that you wouldn’t eat yourself? Can you have another farmer sell your strawberries at the local farmer’s market?

When we think of “ethics,” we probably think of a rulebook that people like doctors follow, and people like politicians are supposed to follow but usually don’t. What do ethics have to do with your breakfast?  Paul Thompson argues that ethics and food systems go hand in hand. It’s one thing to feed people; it’s another thing to feed them ethically.

Thompson is the W.K. Kellogg Chair in Agricultural, Food and Community Ethics at Michigan State University. He is the author of over 13 books. His new book is called From Field to Fork, Food Ethics for Everyone.

Listen to an interview with him on the Food Fix podcast here.

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