Den Naturvidenskabelige Baggrund for Fænomenet Økologi: The scientific Background for the Phenomenon Ecology

Daniel Tveen Andersen, Rasmus Herlau, Anne Nielsen, Helene Vase & Magnus Hauch

Student thesis: Termpaper


The purpose of this project is to examine to which extent there is scientific arguments for the social phenomenon organic production, and what importance this has for the phenomenon. This is examined through a literature study of the history of organic production, an analysis of the law of organic production with focus on the subjects; animal welfare and the prohibition on GMO, and finally a study on the consumers’ understanding of the phenomenon. The results from the literature study will lastly be discussed based on theories of Anthony Giddens, Peter Berger, and Thomas Luckmann regarding how the relationship between society and the individual mutually influence each other and thereby create social spaces in which phenomena have a meaning. It was determined that there are significant scientific arguments for the phenomenon of ecology. These arguments have given the phenomenon a legitimacy, which it would otherwise have missed, but without the moral ideals behind the phenomenon organic production would not have achieved the same success. Science and ideology must be seen as two inseparable and both important aspects of the phenomenon.

EducationsBasic - Bachelor Study Program in Natural Science, (Bachelor Programme) Basic
Publication date20 Dec 2011


  • Organic Production
  • Fænomen
  • Dyrevelfærd
  • Økologi
  • GMO
  • Forbrugere