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New course: ENVR3150 Food Security and Sustainability course – Fall 18!
August 17 - August 18
Fall 2018 Monday and Wednesday 8:40 am – 10:20 am
ENVR3150 Food Security and Sustainability
Seats are open now for this new course!
Discusses the science of sustainable agriculture and mariculture, and examines the issues related to nutrition and hunger, food safety, and food production in the face of a changing climate. Using the FAO Global Food Security and Strategy document and other readings, we will compare the food issues in the United States with those in the developing world including sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia. We will explore the many issues related to food production and environmental sustainability, including fertilizer use, GMOs, and pollution. Local examples of sustainable food production will be explored. We will discuss the ways in which we can potentially remedy many of the issues involved in providing food for more than 7 billion people worldwide.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
Define and understand the history of sustainable food production from its inception to modern day, and how the Green Revolution has altered the course of food production.
Compare forms of food production and food safety techniques, and understand the advantages and disadvantages of each with respect to environmental and human impacts.
Understand the challenges associated with global food production across different regions.
Clearly communicate these ideas to peers and policy makers.