A Brooklyn high school's elective "Food, Land, and You" course helps students understand the broader social, political and economic aspects of the food they eat. Developed by teacher Jenny Kessler three years ago, the course takes a wide perspective, covering issues such as who has access to what kinds of food, factory farming and the slow-food movement. Kessler's popular course also includes tending the school's organic vegetable garden and frequent field trips to farms as well as a butcher shop.

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