Edible Education 101, now in its seventh year, is a uniquely UC Berkeley course that explores the future of food, its diverse systems, and movements.

The course is offered free to the public through the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business. We invite you to attend the class in person or stream lectures live each week. 


1. Edible Education 101: Spring 2018  

The food system is a complex web of interconnected relationships and disciplines. The way food tastes, how it is produced, distributed and eaten has everything to do with our personal-planetary health and sustainability. Edible Education 101 reveals the systematic links between agroecology, agronomy, anthropology, biology, business, economics, nutrition, philosophy, policy, sociology, technology and the arts. 

This year's offering of EE 101 will explore how greater transparency across the food system could play a role in creating a healthier, more sustainable, and more just food system.


2. Course Organizers

ALICE WATERS is a 1967 graduate of UC Berkeley and the founder of Chez Panisse and The Edible Schoolyard Project. She is respected as one of the most influential people in the world of food in the past 50 years and is a recipient of many honors including the 2014 National Humanities Medal, presented by President Obama. 

WILLIAM ROSENZWEIG is a Fellow at the Institute for Business and Social Impact. In 1990, Will served as founding CEO of The Republic of Tea and has had a prolific career cultivating early-stage companies focused on health and sustainability. He is the recipient of the 2010 Oslo Business for Peace Award and was named one of seven people shaping the future of food by Bon Appetit magazine.
 
 

3. Spring 2018 Course Schedule, Readings, and Videos 

Download the Spring 2018 syllabus to browse upcoming lectures and find readings paired with each speaker. 

2018 Lecture Videos

 
Download Syllabus PDF 

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Michael Pollan and Liz Carlisle
Applying Your Edible Education to the Food Movement
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Corby Kummer and Mark Ryle
The Food Experience
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Lia Fernald and Wendi Gosliner
Food and Global Health
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Dr. David Katz
Food and Personal Health
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Naomi Starkman, Shakirah Simley, Justin Phillips, and Bonnie Tsui
Food and Media: Who to Trust?
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Dan Barber
Regenerative Cooking: Food, Soil, and Seeds
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Saru Jayaraman
How Movements Move