Personal vs Collective responsibility
Recent research continues to uncover the importance of the gut biome to healthy living. It has also shown the biome's condition can be easily monitored using only a few markers, and these are readily detected by small electronic implants. So far, these implants have been used only in research, but the technology exists to monitor healthy eating down to the individual level. However, since eating preferences also affect agricultural practices and with that, the environment. and since they impact health and with that, the health care system, what the person eats can harm the group. So where are the boundaries here and what legal action might follow? We would be impacting personal choice (at own cost) of totally legal food (like beef) and invading the body (implants). Would this ever be justified? Please give me your thoughts.