GGR419H5 Geography of Food: Spatial Organization and Policy Controversies

Course Description

This seminar course examines the spatial organization and some of the main policy controversies surrounding our food production and distribution system. Topics covered include traditional agriculture and the rise of agri-business, food safety and security, food miles and urban agriculture, the environmental impacts of different production systems and agricultural trade liberalization. Cases discussed range from global issues to Southern Ontario. This course fulfills one field day.

Credits: Social Science, Experiential Learning

Seminars hours:  24

Prerequisite: 14.0 credits or permission of instructor