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Edible Education 103 at UC Berkeley – Course lead by Michael Pollan


A Bee’s Eye View, by Claire Kremen

All 15 recorded lectures online!

Edible Education 103: Telling Stories About Food and Agriculture is a Fall 2012 course at UC Berkeley, Graduate School of Journalism and College of Letters and Science. The course is moderated by Michael Pollan, a Knight Journalism Professor at UC Berkeley.

“As the costs of our industrialized food system—to the environment, public health, farmers and food workers, and to our social life—become impossible to ignore, a national debate over the future of food and farming has begun. Telling stories about where food comes from, how it is produced—and how it might be produced differently—plays a critical role in bringing attention to the issue and shifting politics. Each week, a prominent figure in the debate explores: What can be done to make the food system healthier, more equitable, more sustainable? What is the role of storytelling in the process?”

Recorded Lectures:

Eating Oil, Eating Sunshine, By Michael Pollan

Social Practice, By Peter Sellars

The Psychology Of Food, By Paul Rozin

The Farm Bill, By Chellie Pingree, Dan Imhoff, And Ken Cook

Documenting Food Stories, By The Kitchen Sisters

On The Farm, By Bob Cannard

A Bee’s Eye View, By Claire Kremen

The Politics And Economics Of Meat, By Mike Callicrate And Bob Martin

Farming As Dance –The Choreography Of Polyculture, By Joel Salatin

On Cooking, By Jerome Waag, Samin Nosrat, Charlie Hallowell, And Harold Mcgee

Food Movement Rising, By Michael Pollan

Food, Race, And Labor, By Nikki Henderson And Saru Jayaraman

The Green Revolution, By Raj Patel

Edible Education, By Alice Waters

Food Marketing And Childhood Obesity, By Kelly Brownell

See lectures here.