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Sustainable Food Practices (Undergraduate)

Why an undergraduate certificate in Sustainable Food Practices?

We are at a crucial point for our planet. Impacts on our environment have affected the weather and our resources including the oceans and the supply of fish, our drinking water, sea levels and access to arable farming. Much of our food production practices also contribute to our diminishing environmental resources. Sustainability is on the agenda for almost every food business that wants to successfully compete in the future! You could be part of the movement to protect the environment.

Who will benefit from this program?

This undergraduate-level program is designed for students who wish to get a certificate in sustainability and at the same time gain academic credits. Upon completion of the program, students will have the opportunity to use the credits earned to apply for a Bachelor’s of Science degree.

What topics will the program cover?

This is a four-course certificate program. Students will understand the relationship of food production practices, food waste and ethics to sustainable production. Issues concerning these relationships will be discussed and actions regarding how food is grown, processed, marketed, sold, and consumed will be assessed. Alternative food processing models will be critically analyzed for efficacy and ethicality in contemporary and future production and consumption models. Prospective policies for the restaurant, meat, poultry, seafood, dairy and produce industries will be analyzed and developed. analyzed and developed.