Dec 09, 2022  
College Catalog 2022-2023 
    
College Catalog 2022-2023

ENVI 239 - Economics of Global Food Problems

Cross-Listed as ECON 239  and INTL 239  
This class 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 others related themes will be explored in depth throughout the semester.  This course counts as a Group E elective for the Economics major. Prerequisite(s): ECON 119  or ECON 129 . C- or higher required for Economics major prerequisites. Offered occasionally. (4 Credits)