Where Did Food Come From? The Ecology of Farming


Ecological examination of subsistence and industrial farming, beginning with pre-agricultural ecological conditions in the paleolithic and neolithic and the transition to food production across geographic regions. Topics include optimal foraging/diet selection, climate change, and plant/animal domestication. Discussions of water, fertilizer, technology, and ethics in today's globalized industrial farming.
Curriculum Codes
  • STS
  • NS
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