Eating Industrial

This is a class about modern food, summed up in the class title: Eating Industrial. The industrialization of agriculture and food processing is hugely important, but it’s really only the beginning of what we’ll be talking about. We’ll be talking about food’s globalization; its relationship to climate change; food and social class; nutrition and health; the so-called “obesity epidemic;” poverty and hunger and waste; the local/sustainable/organic food movements; and all sorts of ethical questions around food – especially the ethics of meat eating. One of the biggest lessons of the class is that the reality of modern food systems and food culture is hugely complex. And the future of food is even more so.