Project #10948 - DB 2 - ENV SCIE

The Discussion Board (DB) is part of the core of online learning. Classroom discussion in an online environment requires the active participation of students and the instructor to create robust interaction and dialogue. Every student is expected to create an original response to the open-ended DB question as well as engage in dialogue by responding to posts created by others throughout the week. At the end of each unit, DB participation will be assessed based on both level of engagement and the quality of the contribution to the discussion.

At a minimum, each student will be expected to post an original and thoughtful response to the DB question and contribute to the weekly dialogue by responding to at least two other posts from students. The first contribution must be posted before midnight (Central Time) on Wednesday of each week. Two additional responses are required after Wednesday of each week. Students are highly encouraged to engage on the Discussion Board early and often, as that is the primary way the university tracks class attendance and participation.

The purpose of the Discussion Board is to allow students to learn through sharing ideas and experiences as they relate to course content and the DB question. Because it is not possible to engage in two-way dialogue after a conversation has ended, no posts to the DB will be accepted after the end of each unit.

Do you know where your food comes from? Throughout history self-sufficiency has been the norm for acquiring food such as grains, meats, fruits and vegetables. People and nations grew their own food and traded only on a local level. Today, food trade between nations has intensified, food is shipped thousands of miles across the globe and World trade in agricultural products exceeds $1 trillion dollars annually!

http://www.fruit-crops.com/

Choose one of the foods from the table below that you may have in your kitchen, fridge or pantry. Determine where this food came from either from the label or from the list provided in the website above 

  1. Describe the food item, where it came from (check the label or sticker) and use this calculator to determine how far it has travelled to reach your table. http://www.organiclinker.com/food-miles.cfm.
    1. List the food item.
    2. Where did it come from?
    3. How far has it travelled?
  2. How does this vast movement of food from one nation to another benefit developing nations? Are there benefits to developed or wealthy nations?
  3. There is an “eat local” initiative developing throughout the US and Europe. What are the benefits to buying fresh, local foods? Are there drawbacks? (Use the internet and the library resources to help you form your opinion.)
  4. Can you live without the food item you chose? Is there a local substitute available? Knowing what you do of how Global Food Trade effects the global market and the economies of individual countries, explain your position on buying this food item in the future.

The following rubric will be used for grading:

 

Grading Rubric

5%

Describe the food item and food miles.

20%

Explain the benefits of global food trade to developing nations

20%

Explain the benefits of global food trade to developed (wealthy) nations.

15%

Explain the benefits of buying locally grown foods  

15%

Explain drawbacks of buying only locally grown foods

10%

Explain your position on buying the food item you chose locally or globally.

5%

Cite and reference all sources in APA style.

10%

Comment on other students' postings.

 

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Due By (Pacific Time) 08/18/2013 12:00 am
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