Agriculture and Human Values

, Volume 27, Issue 1, pp 105–109

Death and the ecological crisis

Discussion Paper

DOI: 10.1007/s10460-008-9189-y

Cite this article as:
Peck, S.L. Agric Hum Values (2010) 27: 105. doi:10.1007/s10460-008-9189-y


In this essay I discuss the ways in which not recognizing that the death of organisms plays a part in our food producing systems, distances us from life’s ecological processes and explore how this plays a role in devaluing the sources of our food. I argue that modern society’s deep separation from our agricultural systems play a part in our current ecological illiteracy.


Environmental ethicsFood productionEcological awareness

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of BiologyBrigham Young UniversityProvoUSA