Food for thought: The meat industry - a threat to food security - Do consumers hold a moral responsibility to reduce meat consumption?

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Publication Bachelor thesis
Title Food for thought: The meat industry - a threat to food security - Do consumers hold a moral responsibility to reduce meat consumption?
Author Rubertsson, Kim
Date 2019
English abstract
Food security exist when every human being is able to obtain adequate food and be free from hunger. This thesis sets out to explore the moral responsibility of individuals to enhance food security in the world by their consumer choices. More specifically, this research will investigate the negative impact of the meat industry on food security in the world and whether this impact entails a moral responsibility upon individuals to reduce their meat consumption in order to enhance food security. With the capabilities approach and utilitarianism as the theoretical tools, based on the evidence and the method of argumentation, this thesis finds that consumers hold a responsibility to reduce meat consumption as it is highly detrimental to global food security, not only on a moral basis but as a matter of social justice in the world. The emphasis of reduced meat consumption should ideally be of industrially produced sources, as they have the largest impact on both food security and environmental degradation.
Publisher Malmö universitet/Kultur och samhälle
Language eng (iso)
Subject Meat consumption
Meat production
Food security
Environmental degradation
Capabilities Approach
Utilitarianism
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/28852 Permalink to this page
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