Course: Food Production, Public Health, and the Environment

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Lecture Materials

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Module 1: Food Systems, Food Security and Public Health

» Welcome

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» Lecture 1: Diet, Food Production, Public Health and the Environment (Lawrence)

Slides: Part A - Part B - Part C - Part D - Part E

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» Lecture 2:A Brief Introduction to Food Security and Food Systems (Walker)

Slides: Part A - Part B

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» Lecture 3: Ingredients of the Food System (Kim)

Slides: Part A - Part B - Part C - Part D

MP3: Part A - Part B - Part C - Part D

Module 2: Historical and Ecological Perspectives on Food Production and Food Security

» Module 2 Overview

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» Lecture 4: Agriculture, Ecology and a Green-Green Revolution (Wolman)

No slides available for this lecture.

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» Lecture 5: What Does Agriculture Have to do with Public Health (Kirschenmann)

Slides: Part A - Part B

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Module 3: IFAP: Public Health and Rural Communities

» Module 3 Overview

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» Lecture 6: Public Health Considerations IFAP Model (Nachman)

Slides: Part A - Part B - Part C - Part D - Part E

MP3: Part A - Part B - Part C - Part D - Part E

» Lecture 7: Swine farming and MRSA (Smith)

Slides: Part A - Part B - Part C - Part D

MP3: Part A - Part B - Part C - Part D

» Lecture 8: Intensive Swine Production: Community and Environmental Health (Wing)

Lecture materials not available

» Lecture 9: Out to Pasture (CLF)

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Module 4:  Food Security: Hunger and Access to Food

» Module 4 Overview

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» Lecture 10: Food Systems, Famine and Human Rights (deSchutter)

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» Lecture 11: Closing the Food Gap: Historical Review and Future Perspectives (Winne)

Slides: Part A - Part B

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Module 5: Policy and Economic Influences on U.S. Agriculture and Rural Communities

» Module 5 Overview

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» Lecture 12: U.S. Food and Farm Policy: Where is Health? (Neff)

Slides: Part A - Part B - Part C

MP3: Part A - Part B - Part C - Part D (Video)

» Lecture 13: Agriculture, Economic Principles and Rural Communities (Weida)

Slides: Part A - Part B - Part C (No Slides)

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» Lecture 14: From Farmer to Advocate (Spence)

Slides: Part A

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» Lecture 15: Alternative Methods of Cattle Production; Transitioning Farmers to Sustainable Systems (Spence, Weida)

Slides: Not available

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Module 6: Improving Food Systems from Production to Consumption: Stories from the Field

» Module 6 Overview

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» Lecture 16: A Vision for Sustainable Agriculture (Heller)

Slides: Part A - Part B - Part C

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» Lecture 17: Moving Towards a Better Food System: Toronto’s Food Policy (Roberts)

Slides: Part A - Part B - Part C - Part D

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» Lecture 18: Growing Local, Sustainable Food Systems: The Local Food Plus Approach (Stahlbrand)

Slides: Part A - Part B

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» Lecture 19: Advocacy for Better Health and a Smaller Footprint: The MM Campaign (Lerner)

Slides: Part A - Part B - Part C

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» Lecture 20: Concluding Commentaries: Opportunities for Public Health (All Speakers)

Slides: Part A

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Recommended Lectures

» Eating is a Moral Act  (Andrews)

Slides: Part A - Part B - Part C

MP3: Part A - Part B - Part C

» Cultural and Historical Roots of Food Choices (Mintz)  

Slides: Part A - Part B

MP3: Part A - Part B

» International Agriculture, Environment and Health (Shiva)

Slides: Not Available

MP3: Part A

» The Future of Agriculture – Part 1 and 2 (Kirschenmann)

Video: Part 1 - Part 2

» Water and Air Quality around CAFOs (Chapin-Sapkota)

Slides: Part A

MP3: Part A

» Organizing for Justice: The Delmarva Poultry Justice Alliance (Morison)

Slides: Part A - Part B

MP3: Part A - Part B

» Food Politics: Has the Food Revolution Arrived? (Dodge Lecture) (Nestle)

Video: Part A

Additional Optional Lectures

» Global Nutrition Transition (Caballero)

Slides: Part A - Part B - Part C

MP3: Part A - Part B - Part C

» Civil Society in the Global Arena: Claiming Rights in Shaping Governance (Andrews)

Slides: Part A - Part B

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» What We Know and What We Need to Know about the Risks of IAP? (Silbergeld)

Slides: Part A

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» The Ins and Outs of IAP: A Public Health Perspective (Schwab, Graham)

Slides: Part A - Part B - Part C - Part D - Part E - Part F - Part G

MP3: Part A - Part B - Part C - Part D - Part E - Part F - Part G

» Community Health Effects of Swine CAFO’s (Chapin-Sapkota)

Slides: Part A - Part B

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» Aquaculture: IAP in the Sea (Broughton)

Slides: Part A - Part B

MP3: Part A - Part B

» Inch by Inch, Row by Row, Gonna Make Some Real Food Grow (Roberts)

Slides: Part A - Part B

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» Intervention – Healthy Stores Projects (Gittelsohn)

Slides: Part A - Part B - Part C - Part D

MP3: Part A - Part B - Part C - Part D