Discussion 1

Background:Americans’ desire for cosmetically attractive fresh fruits and vegetables prompts growers to use pesticides at high, but legal, concentration levels necessary only because appearance is critical to profit. Imperfect looking fruits and vegetables are necessarily sold at barely profitable prices to secondary markets. Consequently, growers have a strong incentive to continue use of high pesticide concentrations. Many consumers are unaware of the trade-off between higher pesticide concentrations and appearance of fresh produce, but may not have the option to choose organic produce because they are typically higher cost.

Situation: Great Growers, Inc. (GGI), a highly profitable major supplier of fresh fruit and vegetables in the US admittedly uses high levels of pesticides to ensure its produce will be aesthetically appealing to consumers. Several years ago, GGI experimented with using lower levels of pesticide concentrations, but the resulting produce typically had to be sold at a loss; GGI quickly returned to using higher levels of pesticides and profits have soared. Various consumer groups are applying pressure to GGI to discontinue using high levels of pesticides on its produce.

Discuss the issues listed below with your colleagues and make sure your discussion is founded on principles in following article.A Framework for Thinking Ethically above and using the Student Toolbox found in Table of Contents. Must make sure you use specific ethics principles in your discussion. You will not see other comments until you post your initial response to the discussion questions.

  • Identify the ethical dilemma GGI faces related to its use of high levels of pesticides
  • Analyze and defend GGI’s use of higher levels of pesticides, addressing ethical and legal issues, implications for shareholders
  • Evaluate and recommend solution(s) for resolving this conflict of competing interests between GGI’s desire for profitability and consumers’ desire for healthier produce

Discussion 2

tudents will analyze ethical and legal dilemmas, issues, and consequences, recommend solution(s) related to internet access in a fictitious case.

Discuss the issues listed below with your colleagues and make sure your discussion is founded on principles in following article.A Framework for Thinking Ethically above and using the Student Toolbox found in Table of Contents. Must make sure you use specific ethics principles in your discussion. You will not see other comments until you post your initial response to the discussion questions.

  • Identify the ethical dilemma Cyber City faces in deciding whether to implement the proposed internet program
  • Explain how you would vote on the proposed program, identifying and analyzing relevant ethical issues and possible consequences related to the program
  • Recommend a solution(s) to address the ethical dilemma of internet access for two-thirds of the city’s population
  • Analyze and discuss whether internet access is a right or privilege