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This course reviews the policy landscape around food and farming in rich and poor countries. This is a highly contested landscape, with scientists, commercial farmers, agribusiness and food companies, environmentalists, consumer organizations, and social justice advocates often holding sharply...
Research Areas: Business, Law and Policy, Food, Agriculture and Nutrition
School: Harvard Kennedy School
Season: Spring
This seminar will present an overview of topics in food law and policy, and will examine how these laws shape what we eat. In recent years, increasing attention has been paid to a range of issues impacting the food system from farm to fork to landfill. In the past few years, major news stories have...
Research Areas: Business, Law and Policy, Food, Agriculture and Nutrition
School: Harvard Law School
Season: Spring, Fall
This course will introduce students to nutrition and global health problems through exploration of demographic, epidemiological, biological, social, political, and economic determinants of nutritional status. Emphasis will be placed on the role of nutritional status and dietary intake, both as a...
Research Areas: Food, Agriculture and Nutrition, Human Health
School: Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Season: Spring
This seminar will explore the legal regulation of food. We will study the state, local, federal, and common law regulation of food, with an emphasis on both the historical evolution of legal regimes that govern production, labeling, and sale; and frontier policy issues like banned foods, obesity,...
Research Areas: Business, Law and Policy, Food, Agriculture and Nutrition
School: Harvard Law School
Season: Spring, Fall
This seminar examines the world’s systems for the production and distribution of food as they relate to the earth’s physical, chemical, and biological systems.  Using scientific readings, papers about economics and politics, and cases about firms, we consider agriculture and food from scientific,...
Research Areas: Business, Law and Policy, Ecology and Biodiversity, Food, Agriculture and Nutrition
School: Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Season: Spring
In this course, we will explore the development of our modern food production and distribution system and its effects on our environment and planet.  To explore the opportunities for and challenges to achieving a sustainable food system, we will critically review published studies and other...
Research Areas: Food, Agriculture and Nutrition, Human Health
School: Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Season: Spring
A new understanding of the relationship between agriculture and ecology will give the students new clues to design in the vernacular landscape of La Camargue in France. Landscape as a product of labor, limiting factors and potential based in regenerative agriculture, will guide the students to...
Research Areas: Architecture and Environmental Design, Food, Agriculture and Nutrition
School: Graduate School of Design
Season: Fall
Globally, metropolitan areas have prospered economically while rural areas have been left behind. The course focuses on sustainability opportunities and enterprises in these rural landscapes. Emphasis is on the benefits of small-scale organic farm enterprises, typically with diverse production...
Research Areas: Food, Agriculture and Nutrition
School: Harvard Extension School
Season: Spring
This course investigates how genetically engineered plants can be used to produce human medicines, foods with improved nutrition, and crops resistant to environmental challenges. We assess a variety of scientific approaches to create a genetically modified organism (GMO), including introducing...
Research Areas: Food, Agriculture and Nutrition
School: Harvard Extension School
Season: Spring
This course is a geologic and environmental treatment of the materials used in everyday life. We discuss how these materials are obtained from Earth, what the sustainability impacts are, how much energy is involved, what possible impacts on human health occur from using these materials, and how we...
Research Areas: Ecology and Biodiversity, Energy, Food, Agriculture and Nutrition, Human Health
School: Harvard Extension School
Season: Fall
The broad goal of this course is to introduce students to the foundations of key sectoral and thematic knowledge for important challenges to sustainable development including food and nutritional security, social service delivery, energy policy, water resource management, urbanization,...
Research Areas: Architecture and Environmental Design, Business, Law and Policy, Ecology and Biodiversity, Energy, Food, Agriculture and Nutrition, Human Health, Social Sciences
School: Harvard Extension School
Season: Fall
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