Food, Power & Paradox

Schools of Public Engagement: BPATS

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Food, Power & Paradox
Spring 2024
Taught By: Thomas Forster
Section: A

CRN: 4037

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: BPATS (BPAT)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 7

Add/Drop Deadline: February 4, 2024 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few 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: 10:28am EDT 7/12/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Wednesday
Times: 1:55pm - 3:45pm
Building: Fanton Hall 72 5th
Room: 713
Date Range: 1/24/2024 - 5/8/2024