GEG 320 - Local and Global Food Systems (3)

An examination of the people, patterns, processes and places involved in agricultural activity within the United States and around the globe. Topics include exploration of agriculture as a fully integrated agroecosystem and the distribution of agricultural systems globally. Themes related to trade and food security, such as availability, safety, sustainability, and use, will be included. Current trends and issues in regional and global food production, including food-born outbreaks, genetically engineered crops, animal welfare, and social corporate responsibility, will be examined. Upon successful completion of this course, students will understand the history of the development of agriculture, the distribution and types of crops, livestock, and agricultural regions, as well as issues related to food production, safety, and security.

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