I’m offering my course over one weekend now.
Eating is a political act. Find out how the food on your plate can affect a farmer half a world away. Through field trips, guest speakers, classroom presentations and discussions, students will explore the entire food system from tabletop to ground and back again.
Covers local food issues and movements and the more complex global ones like genetically modified foods and seed monopolies. Examines the charity model and solutions oriented programs like fair trade to see if they really are fair. Students will leave with a basic understanding of the politics of food and 10 things they can do to strengthen the food system in their neighbourhood. Warning: chocolate and coffee will be consumed!
The Politics of Food: A Bite Size Course
May 14-16, 2010
Fri 6:30-8:30 pm, Sat/Sun 10am-5pm (times subject to change)
Instructor: Spring Gillard
Aquatic Ecosystems Research Laboratory (AERL) Building, 2202 Main Mall, UBC.