NFDS

2957

Zero Food Waste

Schools of Public Engagement: Food Studies

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Zero Food Waste

Fall 2020

Taught By: Andrew Smith

Section: A

CRN: 4903

Credits: 3

Globally, around one-third of all food produced is lost or wasted along the food chain, while an estimated 740 million people around the world suffer from hunger and malnutrition. During the past decade, no culinary topic has energized more people around the world than has food waste. Corporate executives, environmentalists, governmental leaders, hunger organization leaders, foundations executives, educators and foodies have all jumped on the food waste bandwagon. New projects, programs, campaigns, laws and apps intended to help distribute edible food discarded or unused to food rescue operations. Local, national and international governmental bodies have issued food waste directives, passed laws, funded projects, supported public relations campaigns, and announced future waste reduction goals. For-profit and non-profit startups have been launched to decrease or profit from food waste. Equipment manufacturers have marketed new and improved products from home garbage disposal units to massive biogas plants. Despite rapid progress, questions remain. Will these efforts help control climate change? Will they help solve hunger and malnutrition? Why has food waste become so popular? What’s the next steps on food waste?

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Food Studies (NFDS)

Campus: Online (DL)

Sync Type: Asynchronous (A)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 20

Add/Drop Deadline: September 14, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 22, 2020 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Closed*

*Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 10:52am 9/26/2020 EDT

Meeting Info:

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 8/31/2020 - 12/19/2020