Philosophy, Local Food, and New Jersey Agriculture

Andrew Egan (Philosophy)

In this course we will examine the values and the philosophical ideas behind the local food movement, as well as the ethical issues that arise both for consumers and producers in deciding what kinds of foods to buy and what kinds of production methods to use. We’ll do research into what’s happening in New Jersey agriculture right now, and try to identify the ways some local producers and consumers are making their choices—the values that they’re trying to realize, and the compromises that they have to make. We’ll identify a couple of particular producers to visit and talk to, and (if possible) research issues that they’re concerned with and potentially offer solutions to problems they’re dealing with.

Course Number: 
01:090:101 section 18 index 07216