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Advanced Topics in Food Systems: Urban Food Waste and Compost

This course will explore urban food waste management practice and policies through the lens of New York City. Students will examine how waste is generated across food supply chains and gain an understanding of the methods for reducing and managing waste. Topics will include a survey of NYC policies and programs, food waste auditing, strategies for reduction and recovery, diversion infrastructure development, and composting. Students will have an opportunity to apply these methods as they develop a food waste management plan for a NYC business or institution.

Course #
FOOD-GE 2246
Units
3
Term
Spring
Department