ENV 649b () / 2023-2024
Food Systems: The Implications of Unequal Access
Spring 2024: Time and location TBA
We will examine understudied parts of food systems such as urban farms, community and school gardens, and emergency food assistance programs. We will also examine food production and food acquisition strategies in low-income areas. The course will also study the pricing of food and whether retailers decide to sell healthy foods or not.
Three to four mandatory field trips are being planned but these could be affected by the pandemic protocols and the weather. Field trips are being planned for farms, farmer’s markets, grocery stores and other food outlets in and around the New Haven area.
All students will complete an individual take-home assignment, group class exercises, and a group term paper. Attendance at field trips, class attendance, and class participation (including class presentations) are also graded.