Food security invites us to reflect upon ethical principles like human equity, justice between current and future generations, respect for human dignity and sustainable food production. While we strive to maintain our basic ethical convictions and engage in societal debates about other important values, we may have to change our ways of life and learn new priorities in the face of global responsibility. Science and technology are key tools to reach the Millenium Goals, providing both society and decision makers alike with relevant information and new options within an ethical framework.
The contributions found in this volume bring together presentations given by a diverse group of authors from academics, public sector professionals, and representatives from non-governmental organisations (NGOs). They were all presented at the 9th EurSafe Conference (University of the Basque Country-University of Deusto, Spain; 2010). Previous EurSafe conferences were held in Nottingham (2009), Vienna (2007), Oslo (2006), Leuven (2004), Toulouse (2003), Florence (2001), Copenhagen (2000) and Wageningen (1999).