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 2021

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: Food Studies (NFDS)

Campus: Online (DL)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 17

Add/Drop Deadline: February 8, 2021 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 13, 2021 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: Yes

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: 12:55am 7/1/2021 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 1:55pm - 3:45pm

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 1/20/2021 - 5/5/2021