Spring 2019 Course: Take Action

The food system is a complex web of interconnected relationships and disciplines. It is also estimated to be at least a $12 trillion dollar business globally. The way food tastes, is produced, distributed and eaten has everything to do with our personal, public and planetary health and sustainability.

The 2019 offering of Edible Education 101 will focus on how we can each become knowledgeable and empowered to ​ Take Action​ in transforming the food system to become healthy, sustainable and just.

We will highlight evidence-based innovations and entrepreneurial tools and solutions throughout the semester and invite students to develop creative and effective plans at an individual, local, regional, national and global scale.

Course Syllabus

Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Will Rosenzweig
Food Systems Entrepreneurship
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Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Fabrizia Lanza & Carolyn Federman
Learning and Knowing Food Systems
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Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Naomi Starkman with Soleil Ho, Stephen Satterfield, and Luz Calvo
Representation Matters in Food Media,
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Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Alice Waters & Bob Cannard
The Chef-Farmer Partnership
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Monday, March 11, 2019
Samin Nosrat & Shakirah Simley
Reimagine: Taking Action on Diversity and Inclusion in the Food Industry
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Dr. Julie Guthman
Grow: Pathogens, Chemicals, and the Fragile Future of the Strawberry Industry
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Mark Schapiro & Charlotte Douglas
Faith in a Seed: Seeds of Resistance and Deliciousness
Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Dr. Urvashi Rangan
Illuminate: The Power of Transparency