NEW Spring course: Food security and sustainability
ENVR3150 Food Security and Sustainability
- Spring 2019
- Monday and Thursday
- 11:45 - 1:25
- CRN 37617
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.
Monday, December 31, 2018