Food for All: Ecology, Biotechnology & Sustainability

Course Details

Course Number
NUTR 240

Course Description

An interdisciplinary examination of the pros and cons of two divergent approaches to meeting the increasing global food demand: organic farming and genetic engineering. Contrasting crops grown in developing and industrialized countries serve as case studies to evaluate: (1) how ecological knowledge makes food production more sustainable; (2) what existing and emerging approaches can, in the face of climate change, contribute to a reliable supply of nutritious food; and (3) the political and economic drivers that shape who has access to these technologies. An important focus is developing communication skills for negotiating stakeholder-specific perspectives (growers, advocacy groups, industry, governmental agencies).  Recommendations: Intro Bio or Intro Chemistry or equivalent. Cross-listed with AS&E's BIO 0185.01.

Terms Offered

Semester/Term SIS Number Meeting Time Location Instructors Syllabus
Spring 2017 23571 Wednesday 3:00pm - 6:00pm Medford Colin Orians N/A
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