About The Course
The average American is now at least three generations removed from production agriculture. This leads to the disconnection between how the public views agriculture and how scientists and producers view it, resulting in consumer distrust of science and commercial food production. It is this lack of trust which leads to consumer confusion and the urge to grasp at multiple solutions. However a growing number of consumers in developed countries are aspiring to “know where their food comes from”. Animal agriculture needs to explain the technology which will be used to sustainably feed 9 billion people by 2050.Lectures will cover all aspects of muscle foods production, processing, preparation, cooking and storage. Additionally, the role of muscle foods in a balanced diet will be addressed as will issues which contribute to consumers limiting or eliminating meat from their diets.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will I earn a Statement of Accomplishment for this course?
Yes, students who complete the course at a satisfactory level will receive a Statement of Accomplishment. Students may also earn a Statement of Accomplishment with Distinction for uploading the meat cookery video, completing all required discussion board posts and having an average score above 80% on the quizzes.
What resources will I need for this class?
You will need a meat thermometer for the peer graded multimedia project.