Course Description

Course Name

Food and the Environment

Session: VRMU3124

Hours & Credits

3 Credits

Prerequisites & Language Level

Any lower level course in International Relations, Economics, Management, Marketing, or Political Science.

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.


The course addresses the key environmental and sustainability challenges faced by our contemporary food system, from production to processing, marketing, consumption and disposing of food. It reviews the historical developments of the agro‐food system and the identified challenges, framed through evidence and debates of the scientific communities and of civil society. The psychological, social, ethical and cultural factors influencing food consumption patterns and practices will also be examined. The potential solutions for more sustainable food production and consumption will be reviewed through the study of selected policies and regulatory frameworks at international and national levels.   The course may include a field‐trip. 

*Course content subject to change