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College Catalog 2022-2023 
College Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ECON 239 - Economics of Global Food Problems

Cross-Listed as ENVI 239  and INTL 239  
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. This course counts as a Group E elective.  Prerequisite(s): ECON 119  or ECON 129 . C- or higher required for all prerequisites. Offered occasionally. (4 Credits)