Problem

Unethical practices in agriculture


Experimental visualization of narrower problems
Other Names:
Agricultural malpractice
Illegal farming
Agricultural fraud
Corruption of agricultural inspectors
Inhumane agricultural policy
Illegal horticulture
Misconduct of agricultural experts
Bribery of agricultural consultants
Unfair collaboration among farmers
Claim:
Agriculturalists, sometimes under pressure from their employers, have adopted practices which lead to the underreporting of hazards to animal populations, especially as a consequence of excessive use of fertilizers and pesticides, and of environmental pollution and radiation. There is little peer control of irresponsible genetic manipulation and introduction of exotic animal species. Agricultural scientists participate in monopolistic practices designed to create user dependency on high-yield hybrids.
Problem Type:
D: Detailed problems
Date of last update
02.12.1999 – 00:00 CET