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A food system encompasses the activities, people and resources involved in getting food from field to plate. Along the way, it intersects with aspects of public health, equity and the environment. In this course, we will provide a brief introduction to the U.S. food system and how food production practices and what we choose to eat impacts the world in which we live. We will discuss some key historical and political factors that have helped shape the current food system and consider alternative approaches from farm to fork. The course will be led by a team of faculty and staff from the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future. Guest lecturers will include experts from a variety of disciplines, including public health, policy and agriculture....
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Recommandé : 6 modules. Each contains approximately 2 hours of lecture, 30 minutes of reading, and a short quiz.

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Recommandé : 6 modules. Each contains approximately 2 hours of lecture, 30 minutes of reading, and a short quiz.

Approx. 17 heures pour terminer
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3 heures pour terminer

Is Climate Change Vindicating Malthus? Food Security and the Right to Food

Welcome to our short course on the U.S. food system. In this first series of lectures, we dig into the very important concepts of food systems, food security and intergenerational equity and begin to explore what we eat, how that food is produced, and how our dietary choices impact our health and the health of the planet. This broad overview lecture lays the foundation for the rest of the course. ...
Reading
10 vidéos (Total 102 min), 5 lectures, 1 quiz
Video10 vidéos
The Vicious Spiral and the CLF Concept Model I (Lawrence)9 min
The Vicious Spiral and the CLF Concept Model II (Lawrence)13 min
The Vicious Spiral and the CLF Concept Model III (Lawrence)7 min
Food Production, the Ecosystem, Diet, and Public Health I (Lawrence)9 min
Food Production, the Ecosystem, Diet, and Public Health II (Lawrence)13 min
Food Production, the Ecosystem, Diet, and Public Health III (Lawrence)9 min
Intergenerational Equity and the Right to Food I (Lawrence)8 min
Intergenerational Equity and the Right to Food II (Lawrence)9 min
Intergenerational Equity and the Right to Food III (Lawrence)12 min
Reading5 lectures
Course Syllabus10 min
Optional Textbook, "Intro to US Food System: Health, Environment and Equity"5 min
Pre-Course Survey10 min
Optional: Research Study on MOOC participation5 min
Week 1 Readings and Resources15 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Week 1 Quiz (required)30 min

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2 heures pour terminer

Food System Sustainability and Resilience

This lesson expands on the concepts of food system sustainability and resilience, and describes strategies that could dramatically improve the food system and the ability of future generations to feed themselves....
Reading
5 vidéos (Total 81 min), 1 lecture, 1 quiz
Video5 vidéos
Converging Crises (Neff)18 min
Wasted Food: Putting 40% of Our Food Supply in the Landfill (Neff)9 min
What We Can Do: Policy, Sustainable Diets, and More (Neff)17 min
Food Resilience: No Regrets; Conclusions: Don’t Press Snooze! (Neff)17 min
Reading1 lecture
Module 2 Readings and Resources15 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Module 2 Quiz (required)30 min

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3 heures pour terminer

Ecological Perspectives on Food Production

The 1938 USDA Yearbook of Agriculture stated, “Essentially, all life depends upon the soil ... There can be no life without soil and no soil without life; they have evolved together”. In this module, we will take a very brief look at the importance of methods of food production for sustainability, resilience, food security and health....
Reading
7 vidéos (Total 79 min), 1 lecture, 1 quiz
Video7 vidéos
Soil Composition (Kim)6 min
Soil Ecosystem Services (Kim)4 min
Soil Degradation (Kim)10 min
Soil Conservation Measures (Kim)11 min
Modern Agriculture (Kirschenmann)20 min
Limits to Therapeutic Intervention (Kirschenmann)12 min
Reading1 lecture
Week 3: Readings and Resources15 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Week 3 Quiz (required)30 min

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Food Animal Production and Public Health

We will now examine the livestock and seafood industries, which we have touched on in previous modules as a key driver of the global food system. As incomes rise around the world, so too does the global collective appetite for meat. Some of our greatest challenges and debates of the 21st century are rooted in the rising demand for animal protein in an era of dwindling resources and climate change. NOTE: This lecture refers to other lectures offered in this or related full for-credit courses at the Bloomberg School of Public Health. ...
Reading
7 vidéos (Total 99 min), 1 lecture, 1 quiz
Video7 vidéos
What Are We Feeding Food Animals?17 min
Antibiotic Use in Industrial Food Animal Production22 min
International Food Animal Production4 min
How Much Seafood Do People Eat, and Which Do We Eat Most?12 min
How and Where Is Seafood Caught and Produced?6 min
How Does Seafood Production Impact the Environment and Public Health?25 min
Reading1 lecture
Module 4 Readings and Resources15 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Week 4 Quiz (required)30 min
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par RDApr 29th 2018

Loved it! I recommend it to anyone new to public health, horticulture, agriculture, farming, agroecology and the like. I wish I took this course sooner. A+

par YFAug 28th 2017

I really enjoyed learning about all the different aspect surrounding the U.S. food system. The video lectures were very clear and informative!

Enseignants

Keeve Nachman, PhD, MHS

Assistant Professor, Environmental Health Sciences
Bloomberg School of Public Health

Robert S. Lawrence, MD

Professor, Department of Environmental Health Sciences
Bloomberg School of Public Health

Pamela Rhubart Berg

Food Systems Education Program Manager
Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future, Department of Environmental Health and Engineering

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