Food controversies

September 11, 2018 - Categorised in: -

This master-level course draws on the concept of “food politics” – the political, social, cultural and economic conflicts surrounding food – to debate some of the common public controversies surrounding the production and consumption of food around the world. The course is organized around class debates. Each class will cover a specific topic or question related to food and agriculture, which one student will argue for and another will argue against. Topics include ‘hot issues’ in food politics, such as:

  • The use of agricultural biotechnology
  • Genetically modified organism
  • Big food and big agriculture
  • The political economy of food and hunger
  • Food choices and the omnivore’s dilemma
  • Nutrition, diets and public health
  • Food movements and food advocacy
  • Food and the environment