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Course Code: 
CULA 462
Course Period: 
Spring
Course Type: 
Core
P: 
3
Lab: 
0
Credits: 
3
ECTS: 
5
Prerequisite Courses: 
Course Language: 
İngilizce
Course Objectives: 
At the end of this course, the student will be able to: • Understand the impact of politics, and the other industries on the food industry • Understand the social, commercial, and institutional influences on food choice • Become familiar with national and international food laws and regulations that contribute to a safe, nutritious, and wholesome food supply. • Understand the differences and similarities between international and domestic food laws and regulations. • Understand global perspectives on the challenges and opportunities in the international food trade, including the steps being taken towards international harmonization, international key players and potential outcomes.
Course Content: 

Various views on food production and population growth, the politics of high food prices, politics of hunger and famine, the green revolution controversy, obesity, food aid and power, farm subsidies and trade, organic and local food, food safety, GMO, world food system. National and international food laws and regulations. Applications of food laws and regulations in different countries.

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Course Flow

COURSE CONTENT
Week Topics  
1 Introduction: What is food politics?  
2 From Eat more to Eat Less

Politics versus Science

 

 
3 From Eat more to Eat Less

Politics versus Science

The politics and food choice

Exploring kids and young people

 

 
4 Relation between the Food industry and the institutions and organizations

 

 
5 Inventing techno foods

 

 
6 Food sustainability  
7 Midterm Exam  
8 Sustainable agriculture  
9 Agriculture, the environment and farm animals.  
10 Food safety and genetically engineered food.  
11 Introduction to Food laws and regulations in Turkey

Turkish food codex

 
12 Basic principles of Turkish food laws and regulations

 

 
13 Codex Alimentarius and international food trade  
14 EU food regulations  

 

Recommended Sources

RECOMMENDED SOURCES
Textbooks Robert Paarlberg, 2013  “Food politics: What everyone needs to know, Oxford University Press.

 

Marion Nestle, 2003 “Eat, Drink and Vote”, Rodale Books.

Marion Nestle, 2007  “Food Politics: How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition, and Health, Revised and Expanded Edition”, University of California Press.

Anon., 2003. Türk Gıda Mevzuatı, Globus Dünya Basımevi, İstanbul.

 

Codex Alimentarius  Understandıng the Codex Alimentarius- FAO Information Division

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Additional Resources
  1. Foodlaws-University of Reading- Dr. David Jukes- available on http://www.foodlaws.rdg.ac.uk
  2. www.fda.gov
  3. www.usda.gov
  4. www.food.gov.uk/foodindustry/regulation/europeleg

 

Assessment

IN-TERM STUDIES NUMBER PERCENTAGE
Mid-terms 1 30
Quizzes 1 10
Project 1 20
Total   60
CONTRIBUTION OF FINAL EXAMINATION TO OVERALL GRADE   40
CONTRIBUTION OF IN-TERM STUDIES TO OVERALL GRADE   60
Total   100