UMaine cited in BDN article on new food studies program at USM
The University of Maine was mentioned in a Bangor Daily News article about a new food studies program at the University of Southern Maine that began in January. The program aims to teach students how to tackle the scientific, environmental, social, economic and political questions facing food systems using an interdisciplinary approach, according to the article. One unique aspect of the USM program is the collaboration with UMaine. While there is no interdisciplinary food studies program at UMaine, the flagship university has robust agriculture and food science programs, the article states. The USM program’s executive director, Michael Hillard, said that as the program grows, the goal is to have an articulation agreement with UMaine and Kennebec Valley Community College, where USM students will be able to take sustainable agriculture courses to add to their food studies education.