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Genes to Greens: The Biology of Food Production
BIOL 259
Spring 2021
Section: 01   02  
Crosslisting: ENVS 251

Climate change and rapid advances in biological technology are shifting the ways humans grow food. We can now produce food more efficiently than ever, but are losing arable land to harsh and unforgiving climates. We also must grapple with ethical questions about which natural resouces we should sacrifice for the good of the global food supply. In this course, students will gain an understanding of plant physiology, traditional agricultural techniques, and traditional and modern crop breeding strategies. Students will engage in the current debates surrounding food production.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: NSM BIOL
Course Format: LectureGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ENVS-MN)(ENVS)
Past Enrollment Probability: 50% - 74%

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