GE1228 - Food Security and Sustainability

Offering Academic Unit
School of Energy and Environment
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
GE Area
Area 2: Study of Societies, Social and Business Organizations
Course Offering Term*:
Not offering in current academic year

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

Threats to food security present a major challenge on both developing and developed countries towards a sustainable world.  This course aims to provide an understanding food safety and security in the context of global sustainable development. Students are expected to develop a broader perspective and critical understanding of social, economic and environment components of sustainability in relation to global food safety and security. The comprehensive course contents consist of food supplies, food production, food safety, food economics, and its associated environmental impacts.  Field trips will be offered in the course to expand students’ horizons on sustainable food development with particular emphasis on the cost associated with maintaining food safety to international standards in locally produced and imported food.

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Continuous Assessment: 60%
Examination: 40%
Examination Duration: 2 hours
Detailed Course Information


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