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GH 301: Food, Hunger, and Sustainable Agriculture

GH 301: Food, Hunger, and Sustainable AgricultureThis course examines the problems of global hunger, local hunger, and food production from a perspective that is critical of the dominant model of food production and distribution. It is “critical” as regards industrial agriculture’s technical capacities to eliminate hunger and malnutrition, as well as its potential ability to provide for its own long term environmental sustainability. It is also critical concerning the advantages of a profit-led model of agriculture to provide sustainable answers to human need for nutrition. In this regard the course considers particularly the problems of food security as it affects low income families involving people of color. Finally, the course also examines the potential and limitations of several alternative models of agriculture including the possibilities of the growing “local food movement.”

Instructor: Dr. Donald Richards

Donald G. Richards has taught in the economics department at Indiana State University since 1985. His teaching specialties include macroeconomics and international economics. He also teaches several courses in the General Honors curriculum including GH 201: Smith, Marx and Keynes and GH 301: Latin American Political Economy.

Please contact Dr. Richards if you have questions about this course.