NYU Steinhardt

Food Policy and Politics

  • Course Number: FOOD-GE 2039
  • Hours: 30
  • Units: 3
  • Description: The course deals with how governments—particularly that of the United States—design & implement policies & programs to foster social goals such as ensuring a sufficient, safe, affordable,& sustainable food supply. It examines why & how governments do or do not decide to set policies; reviews how stakeholders in the food system become involved in & influence policy development; identifies the social, cultural, economic, & political factors that influence stakeholder & government positions on policy issues; & describes the ways in which these factors promote or act as barriers to policies aimed at promoting the health of people & the planet.
  • Old Course Number: E33.2039