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May 12, 2017 by Ariel Kagan (arielkagan)
SUST 3003 : The Sustainable Plate
Fri, 12 May 2017 08:04:15 GMT
Tue, 09 May 2017 18:04:29 GMT
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Minor in Sustainability
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The Sustainable Plate
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The Sustainable Plate
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Dr. Kathleen Merrigan, Chef Jose Andres, Dr. Kim Robien, Dr. David Rain, Dr. Joe Glauber
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How dietary choices affect not just health, but the environment and those involved in the production of food as well; interdisciplinary perspective on the impact of food on the future of the environment, the economy, and society.
The purpose of this course is to provide students with an understanding of the themes, concepts and tools appropriate for an examination of food systems. As a result of completing this course: • Students will be able to describe and define what is meant by the terms “sustainable agriculture,” “food security,” and “food system” from an interdisciplinary perspective. • Students will be able to understand the challenges to creating a sustainable food system at the local, national and global scale. • Students will be able to use interdisciplinary skills (i.e. natural science, social science, business) to understand how food affects society, the environment and the economy. • Students will apply interdisciplinary approaches to team-based problem solving around critical issues in food systems, and participate effectively in a group of learners. • Students will be able to understand how food is impacted by policy, culture and business, and how these shape the national and international dialogue about food and farming.
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Sustainability Track C
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