Good Food: Ethics and Politics of Food

Black and white image of empty bottles on a metal lid with a concrete background.

Empty bottles discarded outside a city building is one of many examples of food waste. This image is in the public domain.


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Spring 2017



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This course explores the values (aesthetic, moral, cultural, religious, prudential, political) expressed in the choices of food people eat. Analyzes the decisions individuals make about what to eat, how society should manage food production and consumption collectively, and how reflection on food choices might help resolve conflicts between different values.

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Sally Haslanger. 24.03 Good Food: Ethics and Politics of Food. Spring 2017. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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