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Spring 5-10-2018


While the physical process of eating fulfills a natural human instinct, food choice continues to fill us with anxiety. Driven by a burgeoning awareness of the many factors involved in our food choices and the impact our meals have upon the environment, ourselves, and others, we are increasingly being forced to make the right eating choices. This poses a complex moral question: how are we to eat? The purpose of this project was to research perspectives that address this question to find an achievable and applicable solution to this uncertainty. This research compares the ideas of Peter Singer and Michael Pollan to explore the depth of the human ethical dilemma with food through their discussions of the factors which influence who we are and what – and how – we eat. The conclusions produced demonstrate the holistic experience necessary to virtuously interact with food.