This course is offered through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Colorado State University. You must be a member of Osher to enroll in this course.
The Earth currently accommodates 7.4 billion people. That figure may reach nine billion by 2040 and 11 billion by 2100; nine countries will probably account for half that population by 2050, when the U.S. population will likely be 400 million. The world currently produces enough food to provide everyone a minimally adequate diet of 2,650 kcal per day, but not everyone gets that much.
We will discuss food demands of the world’s present and future human populations and ask four seminal questions: What should we do? What can we do? Do we have moral obligations? If so, what are they?
Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.
Bob Zimdahl is a retired professor of bio-agricultural sciences and pest management at CSU. He is a founder of the CSU Society of Senior Scholars. Bob is the author of 13 books and more than 100 professional articles. He edited a scientific journal for nine years and was an integral part of International Programs at CSU.