A Transdisciplinary Approach to Food Systems
Food Systems is an exciting and flourishing domain of inquiry, one that looks at the complex and interdependent relationships between humans and their food - everything from microbes found in compost facilities to global trade agreements.
Integrated CurriculumOur program draws from over thirty UVM faculty members with primary affiliations in fifteen departments extended across four colleges. The program curriculum integrates humanities, social and natural science approaches to understanding complex and interdependent food systems of varying scope and scale. Students examine key issues in our contemporary food system through:
- Collaboration with community partners to work on food systems problems and solutions
- Engagement in hands-on, skill-based education from farm to plate in field and laboratory settings
- Design of mixed-method, transdisciplinary research projects