Zero Food Waste

Schools of Public Engagement: Food Studies

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Zero Food Waste

Fall 2019

Taught By: Andrew Smith

Section: A

CRN: 4903

Credits: 1

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)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 17

Add/Drop Deadline: August 25, 2019 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: Varies

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

*If your course begins after the last day to add/drop online, but the course has not started, please contact your Academic Advisor for assistance in adding, dropping, or withdrawing from the course. 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: 1:26pm 2/16/2020 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: TBD

Times: TBD

Building: Online Course

Room: TBD

Date Range: 8/26/2019 - 9/29/2019