Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Societal Needs Lead to Scientific and Technological Developments Related to Internal Systems

The food that we eat are very important to our body. We are always told to eat healthy foods to keep with our health. Many of the foods we eat give us nutrients and the vitamins we need to have a healthy body.

Tecnhological Developments are expanding in where excerise equipment is getting better. New excersise equipment such as the Ab Rocket, and the Stair Climber as examples. The Ab rocket allows someone to work on their Abs using equipment that is easy to essemble and use. A person can use it for 5 minutes a day and slowly see their chest area turn into the abs that they always wanted. The Ab rocket is a new creation that came out in 2010. This new way of getting abs contributes to technological developments on staying healthy alongside with the food we eat. The Stair Climber is a tread mill in where the concept of walking up the stairs is included. Studies showed that walking up stairs strengthens leg muscles and contributes to cardio warm ups. The combination of the tread mill and stair climbing doubles the workout. There are many other new excersice equipment made by technolgical
The improvement in surgery is a technological development. Now a day's society has brought awareness to diseases. Slowly each day someone is diagnosed a type of disease that they got overtime fromnot eating the right type of food, and having the right type of excersise. Now surgans are able to do organ transplants and implants to help solve health problems that an individual could be going through.Organ transplants include heart, kidneys, liver, lungs, pancreas, intestine, and thymus.

One of the biggest technological development in this time is dietary products. Many people decide to go for products that say "zero" on it becaus they are willing to eat anything that will allow them to lose weight yet taste good at the same time. Dietary products include any food or drink that has been chemically altered to have less fat. Pop and sodas that have chemicals added to it to reduce the amount of sugars. Substances like "Coke Zero" For example is kind of like a cheating way to try and stay healthly. The company addedd in chemicals to allow the coke to give off no sort of sugars to the body. Some foods that say "trans fat" or "zero fat" also have been chemically altered to reduce the amount of fat added to it. Since diet products have this type of way to reduce fats and sugars it does'nt necesssarily mean that it is healthy. People should be eating foods with natural fats and natural sugars. There are many ways on cooking foods that keep its natural form and allow someone to stay healthy.

In conclusion technological development meets social needs with all the new improvements on excersice equipment, improvement in sergery, organ transplants/and implants, and diet products. It is our responsibility to stay healthy by eating the right food and getting the right amount of excersice on a daily basis.

PICTURES:Coke zero: http://www.google.ca/imgres?imgurl=http://eat.pikimal.com/files/2010/11/coke-zero.jpg&imgrefurl=http://eat.pikimal.com/2010/11/06/coke-zero-is-not-bad-for-you/&usg=__BfdhTegGIUFtgkos1qtLiP45nWQ=&h=317&w=302&sz=19&hl=en&start=2&zoom=1&tbnid=LFJUfB1_gh_mTM:&tbnh=118&tbnw=112&ei=OXDmTYWwNNCtgQeipsiqCg&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dcoke%2Bzero%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26safe%3Dactive%26sa%3DN%26tbm%3Disch&um=1&itbs=1

Ab rocket: http://www.google.ca/imgres?imgurl=http://www.ab-core-and-stomach-exercises.com/images/ab-rocket.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.ab-core-and-stomach-exercises.com/ab-rocket.html&usg=__84F2vU0XwmJ8e_LsI3AXQP2O_-Q=&h=280&w=280&sz=11&hl=en&start=1&zoom=1&tbnid=B5edoAzf-R9u9M:&tbnh=114&tbnw=114&ei=d3DmTb2IJ8OdgQeA-OyqCg&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dab%2Brocket%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26safe%3Dactive%26sa%3DN%26tbm%3Disch&um=1&itbs=1

Step climber: http://www.google.ca/imgres?imgurl=http://www.bradmarley.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/stair-climber.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.bradmarley.com/category/social-media&usg=__deoeSM9WdfSmffKKtSuX0G-6O7s=&h=300&w=300&sz=14&hl=en&start=1&zoom=1&tbnid=SzsJ3avXUJ64rM:&tbnh=116&tbnw=116&ei=mnDmTdw7xumBB8Gz2LcK&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dstep%2Bclimber%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26safe%3Dactive%26tbm%3Disch&um=1&itbs=1

Organ Transplant: http://www.google.ca/imgres?imgurl=http://static.howstuffworks.com/gif/organ-transplant-statistic2.gif&imgrefurl=http://health.howstuffworks.com/human-body/parts/organ-transplant.htm&usg=__IIu1mOqROSboM0Z86xDOj3l5gHg=&h=378&w=399&sz=36&hl=en&start=1&zoom=1&tbnid=isZVFmMWzxhy3M:&tbnh=117&tbnw=124&ei=s3DmTeDQJ8nFgAecleyyCg&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dorgan%2Btransplant%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26safe%3Dactive%26tbm%3Disch&um=1&itbs=1





Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Conserving Biodiversity with a Growing Population

Now that our human population is growing, we would have to conserve our biodiversity. In order to do this, the industry creates a system such as "Industrial agriculture"

"Industrial agriculture

The whole purpose of having Industrial agriculture is too keep up crops while the population is growing at the same time. Its a money saving process for the industry. Using Pesticides, fertilizers, fuels, and other harmful selections of industrial agriculture products help save money because it helps with non-stop quick growth of crops pumped with chemicals.
Alot of Pesticides, are used to grow vegatibles and plants, which is bad for the environment and is also bad for humans to consume. When humans consume pesticides, different diseases may be arosed. Industrial agriculture is seen to be more like a "factory." Industrial agriculture farms tend to have a large amount of animals who contribute to too much manure which then allows the farm to get toxicated with toxic smells which contaminates the air. Industrial agriculture causes chronic erosion. It does this by the continuous times of plowing. The mass amount of chemicals causes soil contamination. Animals on industrial farms are pumped with hormones to increase their production.  Transportation wise, foods are then highly processed to be able to stay preserved for a long way to the city.

Then theres Sustainable agriculture. "Sustainable agriculture integrates three main goals: environmental stewardship, farm profitability, and prosperous farming communities."
During this time sustainable agricultre may be hard to do, especially in non-rural areas. With Sustainable agricultures comes the government being able to afford good quality vegetiables and fruits and keeping up with the land that is being used to grow these fruits and vegitables. With a sustainable agriculture humans are able to get the antioxidants, and many other vitamins from the fruits and vegitables which can help fight against diseases such as cancer. Sustainable agriculture helps the soil stay healthy as well since there is nothing chemically added to it. The living condition of animals in an sustainable agriculture is known to be positive due to the fact that the farmers can use "manure" to help fertilize the soil.

Possible solutions of conserving Biodiversity can be to grow your own vegitables and fruits in your own backyard if you own enough land and have enough space. That way it saves an individual money from going to the grocery store. It is also healthier due to the fact that you know that what ur growing isn't pumped with pesticides and hormones that can affect the human body.

After realizing all of the negative sides of industrial agriculture, even though it is a money making business there is still hope for the world. People who are serious about changing the way how farming operates should come together and think of ways on how to change this situation. Growing your vegitables on your own is a good solution, or even paying an extra amount of money getting food that is not from an industrial agriculture.
In fact, many people do start growing their vegitables when the weather gets warm due to the fact that many families can't afford to go vegitable grocery shopping for the good quality food that they do want.  

is a form of modern farming that refers to the industrailized production of livestock, poultry, fish, and crops."