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Introduction to Food Safety and Security
Introduction to Food Safety and Security, taught by Prof. Danny Chamovitz, Dr. Aliza Belman (Hartog School of Government), with guest lecturers from abroad (e.g. Prof. Molly Jahn, Dr. Ram Fishman), 1 week, 5.5 hours / day.
This course introduces students to the concepts, programs and policies of food security. This course is designed to meet the needs of students in the fields of life sciences, social sciences, public health and environmental studies. A final exam will be conducted at the end of the course.
Topic 1. Introduction
Topic 2. Definitions and History
Topic 3. Concepts and Measurement
Topic 4. Agro-Economics and Markets
Topic 5. Agro-technologies and genetic modification
Topic 6. Availability I: historical themes affecting food availability
Topic 7. Availability II: does the world produce enough food and will it in the future?
Topic 8. Accessibility: Famines and acute denial of food access
Topic 9. Acceptability: Food as nourishment and health
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