the wicked problem

Essay by louisa5461University, Bachelor'sC+, September 2014

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The Wicked Problem of Production

Production has reached a high risk and is threating our society faced by food organization. The powerful company and government have taken some steps to get profits from the food production while one in seven people on our earth go to bed hungry (Dentoni, Hospes and Ross 2012).

Production is a wicked problem. Wicked problems refer to issues are difficult to define and understand, are extremely complicated so that when one area of problem is done, another problem appears. They lead to consequences, which are either uncertainty or unknowable. Thus, wicked problems cannot be resolved through finding right or wrong solutions, but good or bad (Camillus 2008). The powerful companies attempt to control farming and food production, so they cultivate GM crops along with the chemical fertilizers and pesticides. While the benefit from having great harvest for a long period of time, the excessive use of chemical fertilizers and other advanced farming methods destroyed the land and the environment, with the price of the oil rising (Oxfam 2012).

While numerous large-scale farmers get financial support from the government, small-scale farmer do not receive the assistants or the resources to boost production. As a result, the majority of hungry people are directly involved in food production such as farmers and fishermen. Food production leads to other problems, such as pollution, healthy problems, biodiversity loss and food insecurity problems (Dentoni, Hospes and Ross 2012).

As a wicked problem, production generally poses some problems for business. For example, the corn cops are used for BIO fuels and the demand of BIO fuels has taken over the available cropland. Thus the food prices go up. Other problems include large amounts of CO2 being release into the atmosphere accelerating the climate change and reversing the opposite effects that cleaning fuels...