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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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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dc.contributor.author Rubertsson, Kim
dc.date.accessioned 2019-06-14T11:59:50Z
dc.date.available 2019-06-14T11:59:50Z
dc.date.issued 2019 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2043/28852
dc.description.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. en_US
dc.format.extent 38 en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Malmö universitet/Kultur och samhälle sv_SE
dc.subject Meat consumption en_US
dc.subject Meat production en_US
dc.subject Food security en_US
dc.subject Environmental degradation en_US
dc.subject Capabilities Approach en_US
dc.subject Utilitarianism en_US
dc.title Food for thought: The meat industry - a threat to food security - Do consumers hold a moral responsibility to reduce meat consumption? en_US
dc.type M2 en_US
dc.setspec.uppsok HumanitiesTheology en_US
dc.contributor.examiner Brännmark, Johan
dc.contributor.supervisor Melin, Anders
mahlocal.xprt.faculty2019 KS
mahlocal.xprt.institution2019 GPS
mahlocal.xprt.program Mänskliga rättigheter
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