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
Bahamians don’t even wait till they reach American soil to switch their language. 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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
Everything was now mass produced and sold. Their homes, transportation, water, food, clothes, furniture, were all purchased in moving to America. To some this was a lavish privilege to eat food out of a can and to wear clothes they have to make. Immigrants were amazed walking down the street, “Greenhorns who shopped in the market streets saw bananas for the first time, in addition to new kinds of mops, pots, and kitchenware. Advertisements showed new products; canned food, soap, toothpaste, modern sewing machines, furniture, and clocks of all varieties.
Even out of the Age of Imperialism, cultural powers in the world continue to impose their influence on weaker nations. In the 20th century the British used India’s resources for trade, several world powers colonized Africa, and Japan was forcefully Westernized. Imperialism and its perceived benefits are harrowingly outweighed by the loss of culture, sovereignty, and freedom that the colonized group faces. The British Raj was in operation for almost a century. Britain stumbled blindly upon the acquisition of India while attempting to expand their tea trading network and resources.