3 discussions for 1 course 2

SOC 450: Solutions to Global Issues:

Discussion 1: NEEDS TO BE 300 WORDS

Feeding the World

As Hite and Seitz (2016) show in Chapter 3: Food, there is enough food produced and available to feed the entire world every day. However, for various reasons, millions still go hungry, making food security—having consistent access to adequate nutritional food—a persistent global social problem in both developing and developed countries.

Where do most of the world’s hungry live?

What are two causes of hunger and two problems that result?

What are some potential consequences and benefits to using biotechnologies in developing countries?

Based on the research currently available, should developing countries pursue the use of biotechnologies? Why or why not?

Review the posts of your classmates and respond to at least one other post, offering a substantive comment on that classmate’s position on the issue(s).

A source to add: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HucSCNQ01X4

Be sure to inform your response with facts from sources. Use our ebook/textbook each week and at least one scholarly outside source. You must cite sources in-text and give a full citation at the end of your response using the Strayer Writing Standards.


Discussion 2: 300 WORDS

Benefits and Consequences of Technology

As Hite and Seitz (2016) discuss in Chapter 8: Technology, technological advancements and changes may affect how we can work to find solutions for the global threats discussed so far. Technological advances can and do affect development in positive and negative ways.

Besides biotechnology, identify one technology that seems to have the greatest potential positive effect on food security. Discuss any potential negative uses of that technology. Do the benefits of these technologies outweigh the potential negative consequences they have on food security? Why or why not?

Review the posts of your classmates and respond to at least one other post, offering a substantive comment on that classmate’s position on the issue(s).

Be sure to inform your response with facts from sources. Use our ebook/textbook each week and at least one scholarly outside source. You must cite sources in-text and give a full citation at the end of your response using the Strayer Writing Standards


Discussion 3: 300 WORDS

Using Technology to Improve the Future

As addressed in the readings, technology has the potential to both solve global social problems and make them worse. For example, technological devices that can interact with the environment have the potential to reduce world hunger by helping to increase food production in developing countries. However, some technological advancements – such as weapons of war and automated assembly lines – can threaten life through armed conflict, and pollution of the environment can increase poverty by eliminating jobs.

Do advancements in technology pose any direct and/or indirect threats to the global environment?

Choose one advancement and provide two examples of direct or indirect threats in your explanation.

Review the posts of your classmates and respond to at least one other post, offering a substantive comment on that classmate’s position on the issue(s).

Be sure to inform your response with facts from sources. Use our ebook/textbook each week and at least one scholarly outside source. You must cite sources in-text and give a full citation at the end of your response using the Strayer Writing Standards.


 
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