Health And Globalization

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Health and Globalization The increasing movement of people, food and manufactured goods is consistent with the globalized system, which we are familiar with today. Although it is beneficial and almost essential for the continued economic sustainability of this system, studies show that it has a detrimental effect on public health. One simple approach would be to reduce these flows. Perhaps to take on a more localized approach to food production and distribution. Although this initially this approach may be successful, I believe this approach would certainly have a detrimental impact on the economies of the nations concerned. Ultimately, this could affect the viability of health care programs. In the case of social health care systems,…show more content…
There are diseases which are identified as being more prevalent in the developing world, which, to a certain degree, people have less control over. One such case is the spread of malaria through mosquitos. Therefore, a different approach must be taken. Although awareness can be used to stop the spread of malaria, in which case, drugs and improved medical knowledge can help stop the spread of the disease, through effective treatment and early diagnosis . Although both approaches require investment, it would certainly prevent the spread of the disease, and from a business perspective, improve productivity both in those regions affected by malaria as well as those regions which could be affected by cross contamination, through activities associated with globalization. The relationship between increased trade and food-borne illnesses Trade in Globalization has opened up new markets for food and trade in food between countries increasing, as with other aspects of global trade. There are two ways in which this trade can open up the risks of food-borne…show more content…
New developments in technology such as the Internet could facilitate better communication among different regulatory bodies and organization not just on a national level but also internationally . The impact of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) Genetically Modified Organisms present both a challenge and an opportunity. Certainly it can be used as a practical means to produce food, quickly, and also, can solve the problem of the risk of contamination presented with the use of pesticides and harmful viruses. Such organisms, in this case, the plants are deemed to be non-target organisms. As such, they do not attract pests, and that eliminates the requirement for the use of pesticides. This can also reduce the risk of infection from viruses, so it could be included in the technical aspect of a solution, discussed above. However, making crops non-target organisms does also present a major environmental cost, one of the controversies surrounding GMOs. As non-target organisms, they do not attract insects., This also applies to insects, which play a vital role in the pollination of

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