The Politics of Food: A Bite Size Course

If you’re interested in learning more about the politics of food, check out this upcoming course…

Eating is a political act. Find out how the food on your plate can affect a farmer half a world away. Through field trips, guest speakers, classroom presentations and discussions, students will explore the entire food system from table top to ground and back again.

This course covers local food issues and movements and the more complex global ones like genetically modified foods and seed monopolies, and examines the charity model and solutions oriented programs like fair trade to see if they really are fair. Students will leave with a basic understanding of the politics of food and 10 things they can do to strengthen the food system in their neighbourhood.

Warning: chocolate and coffee will be consumed!

The Politics of Food
4 Saturdays: Apr 10, 17, 24, May 1
9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Instructor: Spring Gillard
Vancouver Community College, Broadway Campus

To register, call 604-443-8484 and quote: CRN # 20331

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