Course Description

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Food: Sustainable Choice for a Healthy Planet


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By now the general public is aware that individual food choices affect personal health. It is equally true that our food choices affect the health of the planet in numerous and complex ways. This seminar explores eating as a personal, political, and ecological act. Concerns and questions of course participants will be incorporated into the class discussions. Field trips and group meals will focus on available foodstuffs in the Boston area and their evaluation in terms of nutrition, social responsibility, environmental sustainability, and taste.