For the InstructorThese student materials complement the Future of Food Instructor Materials. If you would like your students to have access to the student materials, we suggest you either point them at the Student Version which omits the framing pages with information designed for faculty (and this box). Or you can download these pages in several formats that you can include in your course website or local Learning Managment System. Learn more about using, modifying, and sharing InTeGrate teaching materials.
Module 10.1: Food Systems
What are food systems and what do they do?
This module builds on the introductory material in modules one and two defining food systems as coupled human-natural systems: human society interacting with the natural earth system. It marks the transition in the course to focusing on human food systems and land use and their impacts on the environment and earth systems.
- Introductory Video on Food Systems
- Food Systems: Environments, Production, Distribution, and Household Utilization of Food
- Activate Your Learning: Food's Journey in the Food System
- Food System Definition and Components
- Spatial Scale and Typologies of Food Systems
- The Globalized Corporate Food System
- Smallholder Farmer Food Systems
- Alternative Food Systems: Global and Local Variants
- Knowledge Check: Food System Typologies
- Challenges to Producers: Sustainability and "Poverty Traps"
- Challenges to Producers: Sustainability and "Agriculture of the Middle" in Globalized Food Systems
- Food Systems as Coupled Natural-Human Systems
- Divergence and Transition of Food Systems: Human-Natural Interactions
- Formative Assessment