A. This discussion forum concerns many of the topics covered in Chap. 18, that which you may use as reference along other with other useful sources on the internet or as suggested below. (6 points)
1) Describe your basic diet. You may use the below link to categorize various types of diets where variations of animal-based products are in or your diet, or do you primarily consume a meat diet?
2) List several of your favorite and common foods/dishes that you eat. I suggest, for the sake of organization, divide them into foods that are your favorites versus foods that you eat commonly. If your favorites are what you eat commonly that is OK to list those as either, but likely many of us aren’t always able to eat favorite foods all the time and many of our common foods we consume are out of convenience and/or cost. Just make a list in whatever fashion for the sake of this assignment.
3) Concerning at least two of the foods/dishes you listed above, preferably one of your favorites and one of your common foods, provide an analysis of them from the standpoint of how they are produced and/or harvested, and its perceived impact toward sustainability, or not. Particularly address aspects of food production from Chapter 18 such as country of origin, industrial agriculture versus locally grown/sourced, genetically modified food, land impacted, and pest management. If a type of seafood is your favorite or common food, you may additionally address issues of harvesting and/or the aquaculture of the food. Note, the Seafood Guide within the Module 3 learning materials will be useful. Additionally, some of the resources from your ecological footprint extra credit assignment (if you completed it) may be useful as well.
B. After you have posted, you must respond to at least two of your classmates right there on the discussion thread. This is worth 4 points (2 pts each).
A response needs to be something substantial and contribute something significant to the conversation, not just saying “Good job.” or ” I like how you explained …”. Say something original and significant. Contribute some information, describe an example, share an experience, ask a thoughtful question, etc. If you are asked a thoughtful question, part of your significant response can be providing an intelligible response to that question. Each response should be at least a paragraph in length, that is, at minimum, 4-5 full sentences. Each response post is worth 2 points.
This discussion board is worth 10 points and goes toward your “participation” grade.
Do your own work, do not copy or even paraphrase somebody else’s work. I’ll be on the lookout for such things as I grade and have various tools available to check for plagiarism. All college rules of Academic Dishonesty are fully in effect.