What is the prospect for solving world hunger as the world population continues to increase? Who are the world's hungry and why? Can food be grown in a sustainable way? Is organic, local food production really better? What is the impact of livestock on the environment? Are genetically-modified crops the answer to world hunger, or do they threaten the ecosystem? Is there really a global epidemic of obesity? This course will examine concerns about food and nutrition that influence our lives as individuals and as members of local, national, and global communities.