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This course explores the diversity of the foods we eat, the ways in which we grow, process, distribute, and prepare them, and the impacts they have upon our environment, health, and society. We will also examine the challenges and opportunities of creating a more sustainable global food system in the future.

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Syllabus

This course is organized around fifteen questions that span our world's food system, its impacts, and its future.

  1. What is food?
  2. What foods do we eat?
  3. How and where did our food originate?
  4. How and where do we grow our food?
  5. How do we facilitate the trade and transfer of our food?
  6. How do we process and distribute our food?
  7. How do we prepare our food?
  8. How do we choose what to eat?
  9. How do we assess the sustainability of the global food system?
  10. How does what we eat affect our health?
  11. How does what we eat affect our environment?
  12. How much food will we need in the future?
  13. What challenges do we face in reforming the global food system?
  14. How can we provide more food more sustainably?
  15. How can we each contribute to a more sustainable global food system?
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Instructors

  • Jason Hill - Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering
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University of Minnesota

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities is an American university founded in 1851.

It is located jointly in the cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul, known as the Twin Cities, in the state of Minnesota in the United States. The university is the oldest and largest part of Minnesota's university system. It is often ranked among the top 30 universities in the world by the Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities.

Its student body is the second largest in the United States, with 52,557 students and a ratio of 1 professor to 16 students. It is located on two campuses in each of the two cities, linked by a dedicated bus system. Because of Minnesota's unique geography (more than 12,000 lakes, and hundreds of miles of parks and forests), the university is heavily involved in research into the environment, renewable resources and energy, and sustainable development. Its annual economic impact on the local economy is estimated at 8.9 billion dollars.

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Coursera

Coursera is a digital company offering massive open online course founded by computer teachers Andrew Ng and Daphne Koller Stanford University, located in Mountain View, California. 

Coursera works with top universities and organizations to make some of their courses available online, and offers courses in many subjects, including: physics, engineering, humanities, medicine, biology, social sciences, mathematics, business, computer science, digital marketing, data science, and other subjects.

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