A food system encompasses the activities, people and resources involved in getting food from field to plate. Along the way, it intersects with aspects of public health, equity and the environment. In this course, we will provide a brief introduction to the U.S. food system and how food production practices and what we choose to eat impacts the world in which we live. We will discuss some key historical and political factors that have helped shape the current food system and consider alternative approaches from farm to fork. The course will be led by a team of faculty and staff from the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future. Guest lecturers will include experts from a variety of disciplines, including public health, policy and agriculture.
An Introduction to the U.S. Food System: Perspectives from Public HealthJohns Hopkins University
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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course
Is Climate Change Vindicating Malthus? Food Security and the Right to Food
Food System Sustainability and Resilience
Ecological Perspectives on Food Production
Food Animal Production and Public Health
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TOP REVIEWS FROM AN INTRODUCTION TO THE U.S. FOOD SYSTEM: PERSPECTIVES FROM PUBLIC HEALTH
Good, basic course for someone not familiar with the US food system. Very fact-based with easy to understand discussion of scientific and economic topics.
Great course. I learned a lot although I found the last module to be somewhat redundant and philosophical and had nothing to do with the running and operation of a farm
The learnings from this course will me more healthier and I will apply these concept to my family members .
This course I took has enlightened me so much as someone who has a bachelor's degree in Nutrition and Food Science from the University of Ghana and has plans for a career in the food industry.
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