Politics and Ethics of FoodSemester Course

Major Discipline(s)
Ethics, Food Studies, Political Science
Elective Course
Fall/Spring semester

This course analyzes different dimensions of food consumption and production. First, we seek to answer multiple ethical questions regarding food consumption. Should we eat animals? Do we have a responsibility to reduce hunger in the world? Should we embrace or avoid bioengineered food? Are health issues connected to foods consumption a private or a political question? What is our responsibility towards our environment? Second, we analyze the politics of our food systems. Who decides what, for whom, why, and how?

Related Discipline(s)

This course would also be of interest to the following discipline(s):
Environmental Studies, Sustainability


Morten Damkjær Nielsen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

MSc. from University of Copenhagen. 20 years+ of experience working on international food policy. He has worked for the United Nations and held positions in the Danish Ministry of Environment and Food. He has been posted to the Permanent Mission of Denmark to the UN and WTO in Geneva. Further, he has worked as a Senior Policy Advisor for the Danish farmers and food industry and for the Biotech industry – both in Brussels. Currently he holds a position as Senior Food Policy Advisor at the Danish Agriculture & Food Council. With DIS since 2019.