SFS Course 5: Food Systems Policy and Trends

This course is part of the Sustainable Food Systems Certificate. Click here to view the full certificate.

Course 5: Food Systems Policy and Trends

A growing number of Americans are concerned about the food system and its interconnectedness with major health, environmental, justice, and community issues, more attention is being paid to food/farm policy. The U.S. farm bill is the primary agricultural and food policy tool of the federal government. It impacts international trade, environmental conservation, food safety, and the well-being of rural communities. It can also be controversial. In Course 5, Food Systems Policy and Trends, join the growing numbers of Americans who are examining the U.S. Farm Bill more closely. Find out what is leading to practical changes in United States agriculture and food policy, and discover what is new on the horizon that will shape the pace and direction of food system policy change in the United States industrial food system and emerging regional food systems.