Edible Education 103: Telling Stories About Food and Agriculture

Edible Education 103: Telling Stories About Food and Agriculture (Fall 2012, UC Berkeley). Instructor: Michael Pollan, a Knight Journalism Professor at UC Berkeley. Edible Education 103 is a course at UC Berkeley's Journalism School, moderated by Michael Pollan. Weekly guest lecturers address as the costs of our industrialized food system - to the environment, public health, farmers and food workers, and to our social life - become impossible to ignore, a national debate over the future of food and farming has begun. Telling stories about where food comes from, how it is produced - and how it might be produced differently - plays a critical role in bringing attention to the issue and shifting politics. Each week, a prominent figure in the debate explores: What can be done to make the food system healthier, more equitable, more sustainable? What is the role of storytelling in the process?

Lecture 01 - Eating Oil, Eating Sunshine
Lecture 02 - Social Practice
Lecture 03 - The Psychology of Food
Lecture 04 - The Farm Bill
Lecture 05 - Documenting Food Stories
Lecture 06 - On the Farm
Lecture 07 - A Bee's Eye View to Farming Sustainably
Lecture 08 - The Politics and Economics of Meat
Lecture 09 - Food Marketing and Childhood Obesity
Lecture 10 - Farming as Dance: The Choreography of Polyculture
Lecture 11 - On Cooking
Lecture 12 - Food Movement Rising: Prop 37 and its Aftermath
Lecture 13 - Food, Race and Labor
Lecture 14 - The Green Revolution
Lecture 15 - Edible Education

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