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ECON 235 From Farm to Table: The Political Economy of Food Systems

This course is offered only as part of the Community Food Systems Learning Community. A political economy approach to food systems. Using New England and Boston as examples for regional and urban food systems, we follow the food chain, from farms and factories, to retail, restaurants, and homes. Throughout, justice and sustainability are emphasized, as well as the interplay between the conventional, "industrial" food system and alternative regional and local initiatives. We pay particular attention to the racialized and gendered divisions of labor, and the unequal distribution of benefits and burdens within the food system.

Credits

3

Cross Listed Courses

HON-335

Prerequisite

Required Sophomore standing required

Course Type

SH

Offered

SH