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Record number 546319
Title Beyond technocratic management in the food chain : Towards a new responsible professionalism in the Anthropocene
Author(s) Blok, V.
Source In: Professionals in food chains. - Wageningen Academic Publishers - ISBN 9789086863211 - p. 30 - 34.
Event EURSAFE 2018, 2018-06-13/2018-06-16
Department(s) Philosophy
Business Management & Organisation
Publication type Contribution in proceedings
Publication year 2018
Abstract In this contribution, we argue that three related developments provide economic, environmental and social challenges and opportunities for a new responsible professionalism in the food chain: (1) the Anthropocene; (2) the bio-based economy; (3) precision livestock farming. These three interrelated developments indicate a transition in the way we understand the role and function of the food chain on the micro-, the meso- and the macro-level. This transition can be understood in two fundamental different ways, namely either as an extension of technocratic management beyond the micro level to the meso- and macro-level of the food chain, or as a transition to a new responsible professionalism. We argue that the technocratic approach is not able to address the socio-ethical issues that come along with these three developments, and explore various competencies and abilities that constitute a new responsible professionalism in the food chain.
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