Encyclopedia of Food and Agricultural Ethics

Living Edition
| Editors: David M. Kaplan

Law on Food and Oversight Mechanisms for Agriculture Research: Ethical Issues

  • Leire Escajedo San-Epifanio
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-6167-4_126-1



Nowadays, decisions concerning production, distribution, and consumption of food are not only reviewed from perspectives like food safety but in relation to fairness in its distribution, the sustainability of food systems as a whole, or their impact upon cultural diversity or personal identity. The ones to address of all these decisions are those that have involved the establishment of regulatory frameworks with regard to food and agriculture research.

Agro-food sciences and the technological applications in this sector have the potential to assist all human beings to satisfy their daily need for food and not only in terms of survival strictosensu. In terms of scientific-technological development, humans have never been...


Food System Agriculture Research Tradable Commodity Food Governance Oversight Mechanism 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Constitutional Law and History of Political Thought and of Social and Political MovementsUniversity of the Basque CountryBilbaoSpain