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Revista Bioética

Print version ISSN 1983-8042On-line version ISSN 1983-8034

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CARVALHO, Luciana Rodriguez Teixeira de; SHIMIZU, Helena Eri  and  GARRAFA, Volnei. Geography and geopolitics of hunger: bioethics in the work of Josué de Castro. Rev. Bioét. [online]. 2019, vol.27, n.1, pp.143-152. ISSN 1983-8034.  https://doi.org/10.1590/1983-80422019271297.

The research studies the works “Geography of hunger” and “Geopolitics of hunger”, by Josué de Castro, taking as reference for analysis a set of Unesco Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights principles and the theoretical foundation basis of bioethics of Latin American origin. Although Castro never worked on Bioethics, his critical view on inequities and the “conspiracy of silence” that surrounds the hunger issue allow the establishment of an updated dialogue with intervention bioethics. The paper concludes that are several elements in common between Castro’s work and the context of bioethics. These elements can be ethical analysis tools on the hunger issue and its geopolitical relationship with social inequalities and injustice.

Keywords : Hunger; Bioethics; Respect; Human rights; Right; Equity; Social justice.

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