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    Whose Justice is it Anyway? Mitigating the Tensions Between Food Security and Food Sovereignty
    Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 33 (1): 1-14. 2020.
    This paper explores the tensions between two disparate approaches to addressing hunger worldwide: Food security and food sovereignty. Food security generally focuses on ensuring that people have economic and physical access to safe and nutritious food, while food sovereignty movements prioritize the right of people and communities to determine their agricultural policies and food cultures. As food sovereignty movements grew out of critiques of food security initiatives, they are often framed as …Read more
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    Whose Justice is it Anyway? Mitigating the Tensions Between Food Security and Food Sovereignty
    Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 33 (1): 1-14. 2020.
    This paper explores the tensions between two disparate approaches to addressing hunger worldwide: Food security and food sovereignty. Food security generally focuses on ensuring that people have economic and physical access to safe and nutritious food, while food sovereignty movements prioritize the right of people and communities to determine their agricultural policies and food cultures. As food sovereignty movements grew out of critiques of food security initiatives, they are often framed as …Read more
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    The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of the City is an outstanding reference source to this exciting subject and the first collection of its kind. Comprising 40 chapters by a team of international contributors, the Handbook is divided into clear sections addressing the following central topics: • Historical Philosophical Engagements with Cities • Modern and Contemporary Philosophical Theories of the City • Urban Aesthetics • Urban Politics • Citizenship • Urban Environments and the Creation/Dest…Read more
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    Review of "Genetic Ethics: An Introduction" (review)
    Essays in Philosophy 20 (2): 245-250. 2019.
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    Health Justice in the City: Why an Intersectional Analysis of Transportation Matters for Bioethics
    with Laci Nichole Hubbard-Mattix
    Essays in Philosophy 20 (2): 130-145. 2019.
    Recently, there has been a concerted effort to shift bioethics’ traditional focus from clinical and research settings to more robustly engage with issues of justice and health equity. This broader bioethics agenda seeks to embed health related issues in wider institutional and cultural contexts and to help develop fair policies. In this paper, we argue that bioethicists who ascribe to the broader bioethics’ agenda could gain valuable insights from the interdisciplinary field of environmental jus…Read more
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    Urban residents have the potential to play a key role in helping to facilitate ecological resilience of wilderness areas and ecosystems beyond the city by helping ensure the migration of nonhuman climate refugee populations. Three ethical frameworks related to this issue could determine whether we have an ethical duty to help nonhuman climate refugee populations: ethical individualism, ethical holism, and species ethics. Using each of these frameworks could support the stronger view that policy …Read more
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    Sustainability of What? Recognizing the Diverse Values that Sustainable Agriculture Works to Sustain
    with Zachary Piso, Ian Werkheiser, and Christina Leshko
    Environmental Values 25 (2): 195-214. 2016.
    The contours of sustainable systems are defined according to communities’ goals and values. As researchers shift from sustainability-in-the-abstract to sustainability-as-a-concrete-research-challenge, democratic deliberation is essential for ensuring that communities determine what systems ought to be sustained. Discourse analysis of dialogue with Michigan direct marketing farmers suggests eight sustainability values – economic efficiency, community connectedness, stewardship, justice, ecologism…Read more
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    Thom Van Dooren. Flight Ways: Life and Loss at the Edge of Extinction (review)
    Environmental Philosophy 12 (1): 131-132. 2015.
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    From Food Justice to a Tool of the Status Quo: Three Sub-movements Within Local Food
    with Ian Werkheiser
    Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 27 (2): 201-210. 2014.
    The local food movement has been touted by some as a profoundly effective way to make our food system become more healthy, just, and sustainable. Others have criticized the movement as being less a challenge to the status quo and more an easily co-opted support offering just another set of choices for affluent consumers. In this paper, we analyze three distinct sub-movements within the local food movement, the individual-focused sub-movement, the systems-focused sub-movement, and the community-f…Read more
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    Sustainability Ethics: 5 Questions
    Ethics, Policy and Environment 16 (2). 2013.
    No abstract
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    Broiler Chickens and a Critique of the Epistemic Foundations of Animal Modification
    Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 26 (1): 273-280. 2013.
    Within this paper, I critique the history of the modification of the broiler chicken through selective breeding and possible future genetic modification. I utilize Margaret Atwood’s fictitious depiction of genetically engineered chickens, from her novel Oryx and Crake , in order to forward the argument that modifications that eliminate animal telos either move beyond the range of current ethical frameworks or can be ethically defended by them. I then utilize the work of feminist epistemologists …Read more
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    History Lessons: What Urban Environmental Ethics Can Learn from Nineteenth Century Cities
    Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 28 (1): 143-159. 2015.
    In this paper, I outline valuable insights that current theorists working in urban environmental ethics can gain from the analysis of nineteenth century urban contexts. Specifically, I argue that an analysis of urban areas during this time reveals two sets of competing metaphysical commitments that, when accepted, shift both the design of urban environments and our relationship with the natural world in these contexts. While one set of metaphysical commitments could help inform current projects …Read more
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    Liberalism and the Two Directions of the Local Food Movement
    Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 27 (2): 211-224. 2014.
    The local food movement is, increasingly, becoming a part of the modern American landscape. However, while it appears that the local food movement is gaining momentum, one could question whether or not this trend is, in fact, politically and socially sustainable. Is local food just another trend that will fade away or is it here to stay? One way to begin addressing this question is to ascertain whether or not it is compatible with liberalism, a set of influential political theories that have sha…Read more