NFDS

3202

Food, Power & Paradox: the role of business in food and farm policy

Schools of Public Engagement: Food Studies

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Food, Power & Paradox

Spring 2019

Taught By: Thomas Forster

Section: A

CRN: 4981

Credits: 3

This course deals with private interests in the food system — from small food and farm enterprises to transnational corporations — that encompasses half the world’s labor force, half the world’s assets, 40% of consumer purchases and produce over 25% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions. The public policy issues we will deal with include: equitable sustainable development, nutrition, health, food safety, the environment and climate change, conservation of natural resources, protection of plant and animal diversity, intellectual property, genetics, food system governance and more. We will use case studies to analyze where eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity are inextricably linked in the new global 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Food Studies (NFDS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 20

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment 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: 9:26am 10/17/2018

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 1:50pm - 3:40pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 1/23/2019 - 5/8/2019