Course: Food Production, Public Health, and the Environment

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Food Production, Public Health, and the Environment

Course

Instructor:

Bob Lawrence and Polly Walker

Offered :

Fall 2013

Offered By:

Environmental Health Sciences

Course Number:

180.620.81



Description:

This course provides an understanding of the complex and challenging public health issue of food security and in a world where one billion people are under-nourished while another billion are overweight. Explores the connections among diet, the current food and food animal production systems, the environment and public health, considering factors such as economics, population and equity. Case studies are used to examine these complex relationships and as well as alternative approaches to achieving both local and global food security and the important role public health can play. Guest lecturers include experts from a variety of disciplines and experiences.

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