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DHP D250: Food for All: Ecology, Biotechnology and Sustainability

Course Description

(Cross-listed w/ENV 182 and BIO 0185) 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). Please see departmental website for specific details. Recommendations: Intro Bio or Intro Chemistry or equivalent.

Course is crosslisted with BIO 0185.
Colin Orian
Course duration: Full semester
Credits/Units: 3.0

Fall 2020

Colin Orians
Room: Other
Room Name: Tufts
Day(s): Monday
Time: 1:30 pm - 4:15 pm
SIS number: 84944

Final Exam

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