Feb 04, 2023  
Course Catalog 2022-2023 
    
Course Catalog 2022-2023
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ENVS 220 - Global Agriculture and Food Production

FC SSCI
4 credits
This course offers a global overview of agriculture and food. We explore the origins and rise of intensified agriculture and the role of colonization, plantations, and forced labor in food supply. We address the recent intensification of agriculture, the Green Revolution, and concerns with hunger, poverty, and sustainable agriculture. We also cover the genetic revolution and the vertical integration of food production systems, eating lower on the food chain, and agro-environmental policy. The course concludes with a consideration of farmer strategies to cope with industrialized agriculture, including erosion in all its forms, water and irrigation issues, and nutrient cycling.
Sustainability



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