Examines the complex socio-economic and ecological challenges in the global governance of food and agriculture. Drawing on literature in political science, environmental politics, and public policy, students wrestle with key questions central to the study of the competing yet interconnected issues of food production, environmental protection, and economic development, such as: the seeming trade-offs between feeding the world and saving the planet; the socio-ecological dimensions of agricultural biotechnology (i.e., genetically modified plants and animals); and the governance of global value chains for food and natural resources.