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    University of Alberta
  Jan 21, 2018
University of Alberta Calendar 2017-2018

AREC 173 - The Plate, the Planet and Society

★ 3 (fi 6) (either term, 3-0-0) A cornerstone course that provides an introduction to social perspectives on everything from what we eat for breakfast to how we protect endangered species and agricultural landscapes. Topics covered include current issues around food production and consumption and issues related to sustainability of our natural and social systems. Debates over new technologies (e.g., GMOs, nanotechnology), food, environment, and health can only be understood in the context of political, economic and personal decisions.