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2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Oct 06, 2022  
2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HN 397l A Closer Look at the Extinction of Earth’s Edibles

This class will study the history of the Slow Food Movement especially as it pertains to the preservation of unique ecosystems, the recovering of traditional processing methods and the safeguarding of native livestock breeds and local plant communities.  Case studies will include an examination of various cultures and their food practices – not just the items of food themselves but the traditions associated with cultivating and preparing the foods as well.  Examples include South African raw milk cheese, the Argania tree from Morocco and the milpa method of agricultural production in Central America.  In addition, students will become familiar with the Ark of Taste and its mission which is, in part, to “provide an ethnobotanical and historical characterization of cultivars, local breeds and products as a measure for the recognition of what is typical and/or traditional” as applied to the production of food.