2022-2023 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
    Jan 31, 2023  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

GLO 210HM - UE: Feeding the Planet: Challenges and Opportunities for the 21st Century

3 credits
Prerequisite(s): ENG 122  
How can there be starvation in a world of plenty? Is our Western diet socially, economically, and environmentally sustainable? Is there a place for traditional food systems in a globalized world? To answer these questions (and more), this course examines the cultural, social, economic, and political aspects of food production, distribution, and consumption. Topics covered include local/indigenous food cultures and agricultural systems; globalized industrial agriculture; agricultural pollution; the disappearance of traditional varieties and knowledge; unequal access to food; health issues linked to industrial agriculture; and ways to redesign our food systems, such as small-scale agriculture, organic farming, eating local products, or the slow food movement.