PU expands food systems study

From the Princeton Studies Food archives: Building flavor with hands-on cooking lessons that illustrate and amplify interdisciplinary lectures for the introductory Science, Society & Dinner course.

Food is connected to almost every academic subject, as illustrated by the array of food-related courses available for Spring 2022, and the Food and Environment Initiative from High Meadows Environmental Institute.

From the web page:

“The Food and the Environment Initiative seeks to develop practical solutions to the great environmental challenge of feeding a projected global population of 10 billion people by 2050. The scale and complexity of this problem encompasses issues related to the demand for arable land, limited water supplies, nutrient and pollution management, soil-carbon dynamics, the loss of biodiversity, and the acceleration of climate change.

Research and teaching activities under this initiative seek to address these problems by focusing on topics such as nutrient cycling and soil biogeochemistry; the conservation, sanitation and delivery of water; the prevention of greenhouse gas emissions; the preservation and promotion of biodiversity; and balancing land use between food production and other uses, including biofuels.”

Food-related ENV courses for the Spring 2022 semester that may count toward the Food and Environment Focus within the General Track for the ENV certificate for undergraduates (verify with HMEI): American Agrarians: Ideas of Land, Labor, and Food; Water, Engineering and Civilization; Economics of Food and Agriculture; Topics in Environmental Studies: Hormone-Disrupting Pollutants; Investigating an Ethos of Sustainability at Princeton; other relevant offerings: Creative Ecologies: American Environmental Narrative and Art, 1980-2020; Behavioral Ecology; Global Health, Food Security, and the Environment: An Introduction to One Health Policy; The Literature of Gastronomy; Food, Drugs and Society; and The Future of Food; Water, Engineering, and Civilization; Topics in the Formal Analysis of the Urban Structure: Environmental Challenges of Urban Sprawl; The Science of Roman History; Fundamentals of Biofuels; History of Ecology and Environmentalism; The Visible Wild; and Practical Models for Environmental Systems.