School Of Science

Feeding the PlanetWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 300804.2


Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 1

Credit Points: 10

Equivalent Units
300502 - Primary Production

About this Unit
This unit will explore the concepts driving current food production science (population growth, urbanization, emerging affluence, resource constraints, and underlying biological limits) in terms of their universal life cycles, constraints to production and societal issues. Throughout the unit, key questions will be addressed: What are the major health benefits and potential concerns regarding the intensification of production and consumption of food? How does agricultural production affect the efficient use of resources and impact our environment? Can costs of production be reduced to meet the growing demand for food products around the globe while maintaining health and safety for consumers? What are the different types of food production systems? Myths and misconceptions surrounding the food systems will be discussed and analysed. The unit is geared towards learners who seek a greater understanding of food systems and have a desire to learn more about issues surrounding sustainability.

Special Requirements - Essential Equipment
PPE consisting of closed Footwear, Lab coat, approved safety glasses.

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