DISCUSSION POST MUST BE 10+ SENTENCES AND THE PEER REVIEWS MUST BE 7+ SENTENCES PLEASE USE YOUR OWN WORDS AND DO NOT COPY FROM OTHER SITES STAY ON TOPIC ,BE POSITIVE , AND DO NOT COMMENT ON GRAMMAR ERRORS. TALK DIRECTLY TO CLASSMATES IN PEER REVIEWS!!! YOU MUST COMPLETE BOTH PEER REVIEWS AND DISCUSSION QUESTION!! THANK YOU

1) DISCUSSION POST

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).

2) PEER REVIEW #1 (ANIKA)

Hello Class and Professor

One technology is the use of Drones. Drones allow a larger area of productivity to be monitored. Drones, although depending upon the type can be expensive they are saving farmers money by reducing the staff or farmhands needed. With just looking at a camera or photos a farmer can locate damaged props and infected or disease-carrying plants. But one may think that drones are assisting in viewing areas, but drones can also be programmed to release such things as water, food, fertilizer, etc. Drones although it can be helpful the downside is that it takes away jobs.

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.

3) PEER REVIEW #2 (TANYA)

Prof. Lunsford and class

Farm location – As farmland becomes less available, we must come up with innovative places to grow food. The latest trend is underground; in London, a hydroponic farm was built in abandoned underground tunnels that were once air-raid shelters, so that local restaurants and stores can have fresh produce and herbs. Hydroponic technology is growing in popularity because food can be grown without soil using a nutrient-rich water solution. Philips is working on creating special LED bulbs that produce specific wavelengths to appropriately grow plants indoors for Green Sense Farms in Chicago, which is a one-million cubic foot growing space. Since LED bulbs don’t get hot, they can sit closer to the plants and can produce lights particular to different species of crops.

I could not find any potential negative uses of this technology.

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