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Instructor Info:Helen Scharber
Office Extension x5397
TA Info:Ellen Green
Term: 2012F
Meeting Info: Tuesday Thursday
09:00 AM - 10:20 AM Franklin Patterson Hall (FPH) 104
09:00 AM - 10:20 AM Franklin Patterson Hall (FPH) 104
Description: Have you wondered why speculation on Wall Street affects rice and wheat prices halfway across the globe? Are you confused by Congress's decision to consider pizza sauce a vegetable? Do you wonder whether organic farming methods could feed the world? In this course, we'll use questions like these to guide our study of the economics, politics and environmental impacts of the modern industrial food system. In addition to studying and critiquing the existing system, we will spend significant time exploring more sustainable alternatives to mainstream methods of food production, distribution and consumption.