Concerns about population growth, human health, and environmental quality have made food sustainability and security a top priority worldwide. The goal of this Certificate is to provide students with a general foundation of sustainable principles and economics and, within this context, with a specialized analysis of food systems, policy, and public health issues.
The Food Sustainability and Security Graduate Certificate will provide a general foundation in sustainability and a solid understanding of key issues in food systems and food safety/security. The Certificate will cover (1) the concepts, principles, economics, and finance of sustainability, as well as transition towards a green economy; (2) food production, distribution, marketing, consumption, waste, disposal, and policy; (3) human nutrition, health and personal wellbeing, and (4) food safety and food security regarding societal, biological, chemical, and physical threats. It is designed for an audience of a wide range of backgrounds with career interests in the field of food sustainability and security.