BIO-107 - World Food Habits and Sustainability3 credits
This course reviews the evolution of world food habits from their earliest beginnings to the present. It will present the biological and environmental perspectives to global food systems. World dietary patterns will be examined with respect to human evolution and the influence of socialization and acculturation. The course will discuss the world revolutions that shaped current landscapes in food production and food science. Understanding the environmental sustainability of agricultural production and processing will be a vital component of this course. Special emphasis will be made on current trends in food biotechnology, fermented foods, functional foods and the effect of climate change on food production and world food habits. By the end of the course students should also have a better understanding of their own food choices.
Mass Transfer Block: Credits earned in this course are counted towards the MassTransfer Block Natural or Physical Science requirements.