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Ethical traceability and informed choice in food ethical issues

Objective

The main objective of the project is to develop the concept of food ethical traceability as the basis for consumers informed choice. This will be done by: - Mapping relevant food ethical issues (philosophically and sociologically) for the consumers, produ cers and retailers - Investigating how food ethical issues can be developed and used within food producing companies and retailers to assure effective communication strategies and the informed choice by consumers. The project consists of four parts: A. Et hical Traceability: the Basic Frame of Food Ethics: mapping philosophical concepts relevant for the common food ethical concerns. Selected concepts and principles will be investigated within the context of food production. B. Sociological Investigation and Description of the Consumers'and Producers'Needs/Wishes for Information Concerning Food Ethical Issues: The design of the empirical study will reflect selected theoretical and philosophical perspectives from part A. This will be examined by case studies. C. Documentation on Food Ethical Principles and Concepts of Traceability in EU: documentation of existing ethical principles in the food area and scientific articles, legislation, ethical policies of companies and other materials on food ethical issues, tr aceability etc. D. Knowledge Management and Communication Strategies on Food Ethics: how should food ethical issues be communicated by producers and retailers in order to respect the informed choice of the consumers.'

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF AARHUS

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Nordre Ringgade 1
Aarhus

Denmark

Participants (7)

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WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY

Netherlands

DIPARTIMENTO DI FILOSOFIA, UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DE NAPOLI "FREDERICO II"

Italy

THE TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF DENMARK

Denmark

NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH FOUNDATION

Greece

CITY UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

ACORE (BRANCH OF ACORE BVBA, BELGIUM)

Denmark

CENTRE FOR ETHICS AND LAW

Denmark

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 510235

  • Start date

    1 May 2004

  • End date

    30 April 2007

Funded under:

FP6-SOCIETY

  • Overall budget:

    € 829 998

  • EU contribution

    € 829 998

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITY OF AARHUS

Denmark