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Examining Food Systems Up Close

November 18, 2019

Over the course of the fall semester, students have been building their expertise through insights on global food security through hands-on learning opportunities. Last week, students enrolled in the “Food Policy, Systems, and Security” course taught by Jessica Fanzo, Bloomberg Distinguished Associate Professor of Ethics and Global Food and Agriculture, ventured outside the classroom to Common Good City Farm to examine sustainable food systems in action.
 
Students toured the urban farm, located in the heart of Washington DC, to expand upon their knowledge of sustainable urban agricultural practices and the local food system. Many of the students in Professor Fanzo’s course are enrolled in the International Development and Energy, Resources and Environment programs and appreciated the chance to take a deeper dive into urban food systems from production to consumption. In addition, they were able to learn more about the social and economic factors in accessing sufficient, safe, and nutritious food and what the urban farm has done to actively engage its community on food production, healthy eating, and environmental sustainability.

Learn more about how Professor Jessica Fanzo supports access to healthy, safe, and nutritious food systems for all.

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