The Meat We Eat

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The Meat We Eat is a course designed to create a more informed consumer about the quality, safety, healthfulness and sustainability of muscle foods and address current issues in animal agriculture in developed and developing countries.


Week 1
-This week we'll get a basic overview of the US meat industry, and see how it compares to the European system.

Week 2
-This week, we'll learn about humane animal slaughter, and about converting muscle to meat.

Week 3
-This week we'll learn about meat inspection, slaughter inspection, and food safety.

Week 4
-This week we'll learn about meat quality, fabrication, and packaging.

Week 5
-This week we'll learn about cooking meat!

Week 6
-This week we'll learn about the dietary benefits of meat, the sustainability of the meat industry, and meat byproducts.

Week 7
-This week you'll complete your final project.