August 2017
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An ethical challenge: should we or shouldn’t we?

I found this article about ethics: The Ethical Challenges in Farming: A Report on Conversations with Missouri Corn and Soybean Producers in the writing style like our research project.

Over the last few weeks, we discussed science ethics as something done ‘incorrectly’ or ‘not all’ by science experts. As an example, we discuss the lack of ethics by science experts that only viewed lead paint as the cause of high BLL in children. Science discarded water as a source for high BLL in children. Personally, I would analyze the science from DC and Flint as known ‘Undone Science’ or ‘Ignored’ science. One description explains ‘Undone’ or ‘Ignore’ science as a choice by scientists who chose not to respond or react to scientific problems in society. By not reacting, science purposely overlooks the problem for the benefit of science politics and at the expense of the public.

But what about the science ethics behind producing ‘food’? Yes, producing food has become an ethical challenge for farmers. The style of writing of H.S James resembles the research project for our class. He wrote the article in the voice of the farmer.

After reviewing this article, I am a little confused about the role of the farmers. Should we consider them experts or laypeople? I would consider a farmer, outside someone studying agriculture, a layperson. As farmers, they are laypeople whose science influence the public through food production.

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