Edible Education: Telling Stories about Food and Agriculture
General Catalog Course Title:
Edible Education: Telling Stories about Food and Agriculture
Terms Offered:
Fall 2012

A national debate has begun about the future of food and agriculture in America. As the costs of our industrialized food system—to the environment, to the public health, to farmers and food workers, and to our social life—become impossible to ignore, a national movement to reform that system is building. Telling stories about where our food comes from and how it is produced— and how it might be produced differently—has played a critical role in bringing attention to the issue and shifting the political dynamic. This course will explore these stories and tell some new ones. Each week a prominent figure in the food movement –a farmer, journalist, policymaker, theater director, expert, cook or activist—will make a presentation and field our questions: What needs to be done to make the food system healthier, more equitable, and more sustainable? What is the role of storytelling in that process?

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