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FMK 315 Globalization and Food Policy (3 credits)

An examination of the global trade environment for agriculture and foodstuffs and an introduction to the numerous policy agencies overseeing food trade and food policy, such as the WTO, UN, FAO, WHO, Codex Alimentaries, EU and other governmental bodies. Attention will focus on global issues impacting the economics of the food industry including biotech crops, health claims, obesity, food bioterrorism, novel ingredients, environmental policies, corporate consolidation, food advertising, hunger, and infectious diseases such as Mad Cow and Hoof and Mouth. The course will qualify towards Faith/Justice certificate/minor fulfillment.