MSFS-510: Local, Regional, and Global Food Systems

Class Program
Credits 2

The food system is a series of activities designed to feed and nurture us. This course will examine food systems on a global, regional, and local scale through the lens of sustainability. Students will learn about the industrial functions that formulate a food system and some of the factors that impact it. Topics will include trade, government policies, as well as nutritional, social, economic, and environmental matters. Students will explore a variety of initiatives designed to reform food systems while deliberating the complexities of balancing the Triple Bottom Line: People, Planet, and Profits. Through weekly course work, students will gain broad knowledge of food systems and conceptualize ways to influence improvements.