Jun 09, 2023  
University of Alberta Calendar 2023-2024 
University of Alberta Calendar 2023-2024

AREC 250 - Social and Economic Issues of Food Biotechnology

Course Career Undergraduate
Units 3
Approved Hours 3-0-0
Fee index 6
Faculty Agric, Life & Environ Sciences
Department Resource Econ Enviro Sociology
Typically Offered either term

This course will provide an introduction to the economics and business concepts in the biotechnology industry with an emphasis on food produced using genetic modification and other food technologies. The basic science behind GM foods will be discussed, but most of the material will focus on the social, economic, environmental, and legal issues surrounding GM foods. Key questions will be addressed using peer-reviewed literature and case studies, and the material will be presented from various disciplinary viewpoints.