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An Introduction to the U.S. Food System: Perspectives from Public Health

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  • An Introduction to the U.S. Food System: Perspectives from Public Health

    This is a free online course that is being offered by Johns Hopkins University and I thought it may be of interest. Here is a synopsis:

    An Introduction to the U.S. Food System: Perspectives from Public Health

    "A food system encompasses the activities, people and resources involved in getting food from field to plate. Along the way, it intersects with aspects of public health, equity and the environment. In this course, we will provide a brief introduction to the U.S. food system and how food production practices and what we choose to eat impacts the world in which we live. Through several case studies, we will discuss some key historical and political factors that have helped shape the current food system and consider alternative approaches from farm to fork. The course will be led by a team of faculty and staff from the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future. Guest lecturers will include experts from a variety of disciplines, including public health and agriculture."

    https://www.coursera.org/course/foodsys

    I have not explored the related links and suggested readings yet to see if the subject matter aligns with PB or not, but differing opinions seem welcome around here regardless.

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    Reading what you have there it does not sound like it aligns with PB, but could be quite insightful in respect to how food is processed under our current system. Never hurts to learn how things are done so that you can have a better opinion of how it could be improved.

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