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Ethics of Food

Kingsolver argues that the choices that people make, particularly what kinds of foods they eat, have ethical dimensions that are not often pondered. She stresses that people are not aware of where food comes from, and children from the city are particularly mystified that carrots and vegetables come from the soil. People make choices out of convenience and ignorance that may be negatively affecting the environment and their bodies. She advocates for the early education of children regarding agricultural knowledge, that will help them develop a better awareness. Kingsolver argues that eating locally grown foods and gardening are the most ethical alternatives for food consumption.

Genetically modified foods may be readily available at supermarkets, but their genetic makeup disrupts the natural processes that promote biodiversity that is fit for a variety of environments. She argues that corn spliced with Bt bacteria may be biologically resistant to...

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