Pollan illustrated human manipulation in the chapter of apples and how it has transformed the modern apple into require more pesticide than any other food crop. The tulip was an influencing factor in human behavior by tulipmania capturing the beauty that attracted the Dutch. Cannabis plants made humans desire intoxication to alter the way the brain operates. Lastly, the potato has contributed to the ongoing GMO debate due to biotechnology changing our relationship with nature. Pollan’s book was well-written, and influenced the way I view plants
The Columbian exchange started multiple opportunities for America, Asia, Europe, and Africa to connect and start the trading and economics that we still use today. Many disadvantages occurred, but today would be very different if the Columbian exchange did not happen. Though I think the Columbian exchange ruined a lot more than building more it fueled the people with creative minds and innovative
I don’t see the point. Many outsiders love the way we speak. Bahamians just need to appreciate who they are. In addition, Bahamian cuisine has been influenced by American fast food chains. Bahamian diet consist of fresh fruits and vegetables, sea food, peas ‘n’ rice, macaroni, crab ‘n’ dough, guava duff, etc.
Europeans colonized the Asian, African and the Latin American countries for centuries, and it came to end after the World War 2. However, new form of colonization known as the new-colonization started later on, where the powerful countries extract the resources of the poor countries in the name of economic cooperation. The neo-colonization is taking place in different form, one method of which is the accusation of land, or land grab. In the pursuit of economic development, Sri Lanka should be wary of neo-colonization, and its undesirable effect on the future. Therefore, the government plan to lease out 15000 acres of land to China must be carefully analyzed and considered.
The target audience will be people of all walks. This range from high school students are about graduate to the elderly in society. I would utilize so many ways to reach the larger audience. The internet has penetrated every social life, to the point that not a day goes by without someone browsing through the internet. Social media will be my first outlet.
Are Globalization and diversity antinomical? Since the beginning of globalization, wherever we travel in the world we have a great chance to find the products that we like to use or eat back home. This is surely a good way not to feel disoriented when going to visit another country but it does raise the question of the loss of cultural diversity. Due to its marketing power, American products are taking over the local tastes and the demands, pushing the establishment of a global culture reliant on technology and focused on consumerism while also creating an everyday dependency to English as international language. Therefore, the thought of globalization threatening the cultural diversity is legitimate.
In the 21st century, where the Internet is widely accessible throughout the world, adolescents are able to connect themselves with people all around the globe via an array of social media websites, like Facebook, Twitter, Weibo, etc. As there are increasingly availability of features, for example instant messaging and chat-rooms, more and more adolescents engage in online dating to find their ‘ Mr Right and Ms Right’ to look for love and intimacy (approx 40 million globally in 2004: Jupiter Research 2006). Table 1 Stevens, Sarah B, Morris & Tracy L. College dating and social anxiety: using the Internet as a means connecting to others. Diagram. Cyber Psychology & Behavior.
Although fast food restaurants possess a beneficial convenience and rapid delivery of food, Americanizing countries outside the US has dramatically impacted various cultures and granted them to achieve America’s level of corruption. Starting at the root of the issue, being that fast food industries began in America have spread franchises globally and affected these nation’s cultures gravely. After World War I, with the construction of White Castle (Wilson). Since then, the whole structure of American culture and landscape has been built on the foundation holding up these businesses which has begun to show up in various cultures. In the novel, Fast Food Nation written by Eric Schlosser, a interviewed farmer by the name of Carl Karcher, who eventually is the founder of Carl jr.
In the May-June 1983 issue of the Harvard Business Review, Theodore Levitt sparked off a debate on the subject of standardization or localization of marketing with the publication of his article, The Globalization of Markets. Levitt contended that advertising and marketing programs and strategies could be standardized across markets because of widespread globalization. According to Levitt, globalization was causing a “monoculture” in which people across the globe were becoming very similar (Frith & Mueller 2004). Levitt contends that the world is becoming a common marketplace where people, irrespective of their place of residence desire the same products and lifestyles (Lynch 1984, quoted by Mueller 1992) and to the delight of U.S. based marketers, those desired products and lifestyles are often American (Mueller 1992). Levitt’s article certainly invited a plethora of scholastic research into the area of “culture” and “values” in advertising, with supporters and opponents, from various disciplines taking either a ‘pro or con’ stand on the homogenizing effect of globalization.
Introduction According to the Internet World Stats (2011), over two billion people were ardent internet users. This means that this number of people rely on the internet for different elements. The internet is used for communication, business and financial transactions, and social connectivity, among others. The internet has become embedded in the daily activities of people around the world. In some parts of the world, technological advancements have resulted in the enhancement of internet use.