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Three Main Areas of Concern, Four Trends in Genomics and Existing Deficiencies in Academic Ethics

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

Abstract

Now that we have delineated the three discourses and one counter-discourse about obesity, and have paid some attention to genomics, in this chapter (after providing more details about obesity) we address the following questions: ‘Which ethical issues are prominent in this interaction between genomics and obesity?’ and ‘Which ethical vocabularies for thinking, speaking and acting about technological developments in interaction with societal problems are available and fruitful?’ The emergence of genomics technologies in the areas of food and healthcare in battling obesity will lead to new responsibilities and to shifts in the current allocation of responsibilities.e

Keywords

Normative Belief Eating Style Personalized Nutrition Cultural Function Parental Obesity 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Applied PhilosophyWageningen UniversityWageningenThe Netherlands

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