Matching Nutrigenomics, Society and Values

  • Michiel KorthalsEmail author
Part of the The International Library of Environmental, Agricultural and Food Ethics book series (LEAF, volume 18)


In the course of this book we stumbled upon so many ambiguities, controversies and uncertainties of the relationship between obesity, genomics and society that the time has come to try to find out their ethical meaning, in particular with respect to the improvement of the co-evolution of genomics and society. In discussing the current state of treatment of obesity, we found in Chapter 3 that there are at least three different ways of framing the problem of obesity: a Behaviour (individualizing and moralizing), an Environment (politicising and not individualizing) and a Body (individualizing but not moralizing) discourse.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Applied PhilosophyWageningen UniversityWageningenThe Netherlands

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