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Food Politics

The Covid-19 pandemic has exposed food system inequities that prioritize profits overpublic health. Students explore effects of unsustainable food production and consumption methods onfood insecurity, obesity-influenced diseases and the environment and consider if food choices should beindividual responsibility or government policy. Emphasis on roles for individuals, government, foodindustry, and civil society in determining food system goals and functions and how people can advocatefor food systems that are healthier, more equitable, sustainable, and resilient.

Course #
FOOD-UE 1116
Units
2
Department
Nutrition and Food Studies