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ADBI 2010 Eating and the Environment (Spring: 4 )

Course Description

There is no bigger impact on Earth than agriculture. And food consumption has the single largest impact on our health. Eating and the Environment focuses on themes of industrialized and sustainable agriculture, including: soil resources and pollution; water and air pollution; pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers; the farm bill; tropical deforestation; food additives and nutritional supplements; food safety and emerging infectious diseases; meat and dairy sustainability ramifications; GMOs; and climate change. We will have a series of pro/con debates in the class, where students will investigate both sides to a topic and to formulate a concrete opinion based on scientific facts and reasoning.

Schedule: Periodically


Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17