This book examines the rationale for emphasizing productivity as the dominant goal of agricultural research and challenges in the form of alternative goals that scientists might seek in performing agricultural research. It presents bibliographic essays that review the criticisms of research.
Part One: Ethics and Research Goals for Agriculture 0. Introduction: Values in the Agricultural Laboratory 1. Agroethics and Agricultural Research 2. Balancing Moral Imperatives Through Rural Development 3. The Value Measure in Public Agricultural Research 4. Moral Responsibility in Agricultural Research 5. An Agroecological Analysis of the Environmental Degradation Resulting from the Structure of Agriculture 6. Making the Land Ethic Operational: Toward an Integrated Theory of Environmental Management 7. Ethics of U.S. Agricultural Research in International Development 8. The Cultural Ecologist Concept of Justice Part Two: Bibliographic Essays on the Critics of Agriculture 9. Agricultural Research Policy and the Family Farm 10. Environmental Goals in Agricultural Science 11. U.S. Agricultural Research Policy and International Distributive Justice 12. Beyond the Large Farm