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    Macalester College
   
 
  Dec 12, 2017
 
 
    
College Catalog 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ECON 333 - Economics of Global Food Problems

Cross-Listed as ENVI 333  and INTL 333 
This course will examine food distribution, production, policy, and hunger issues from an economics perspective. It explores and compares food and agriculture issues in both industrialized and developing countries. Basic economic tools will be applied to provide an analytical understanding of these issues. Topics such as hunger and nutrition, US farm policy, food distribution, food security, food aid, biotechnology and the Green Revolution, the connection between food production and health outcomes, as well as other related themes will be explored in depth throughout the semester. Prerequisite(s): ECON 119  and a C- or higher in one 200-level Economics course from Group A electives;   or   recommended. Offered every other spring semester. (4 Credits)