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Volume 18
Issue 2
Online publication date 2018-08-24
Title A public policy discussion of food security and emerging food production management technologies that include drones, robots, and new technologies
Author Darrell Norman Burrell, Calvin Nobles, Maurice Dawson, Timothy McDowell, Angela M. Hines
The business of food production has undergone significant revolutions through the innovations of the Industrial Revolution, a division of labor, genetically modified crops, the growth of sustainability, and use of farming robots, computers, and drones. An invasive business, economic, and public policy phenomenon that is driving technology integration in the food and agriculture industry is technological determinism. Technological determinism is the continuous integration of technologies to enhance society and existing processes and practices with little regard to institutional and organizational cultural implications.  Without a doubt, technological determinism is a significant contributor for advancing the business and policy uses of technology in farming and agricultural practices. This paper uses relevant food security public policy literature to discuss the benefits and cyber risks to technology-driven food production approaches.
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Keywords Food security, food production, public policy, farming, drones, robots
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