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Could Ecologically Sound Human Nutrition Include the Consumption of Animal Products?

Lookup NU author(s): Mx Jan Deckers



This is the authors' accepted manuscript of a book chapter that has been published in its final definitive form by Academic Press, 2019.

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This chapter focuses on the role of animal products in human nutrition. I will describe and discuss three cases to address whether people who consume animal products adopt ecologically sound diets, highlighting that there is no simple ‘yes’ or ‘no’ answer to this question. The reason for this variation stems from the need to consider people’s ecological contexts. In all contexts, we must embrace an unconditional duty to act in accordance with our all-encompassing holistic health interest. This general interest comprises multiple specific, and sometimes competing interests, including seven interests in avoiding the consumption of animal products.

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Author(s): Deckers J

Editor(s): Sabaté J

Publication type: Book Chapter

Publication status: Published

Book Title: Environmental Nutrition. Connecting Health and Nutrition with Environmentally Sustainable Diets

Year: 2019

Pages: 229-242

Print publication date: 02/07/2019

Acceptance date: 01/01/2006

Publisher: Academic Press


Library holdings: Search Newcastle University Library for this item

ISBN: 9780128116616