This course is designed for transfer and sophomore students who intend to major in biology or to pursue a career in health professions. The course explores current controversies about food: How does 'Big Business' control our food supply? Are there health implications of consuming different kinds of fats? What does 'organic' mean? Can food choices make a difference to the environment? Is genetically-modified food safe to eat and safe for the environment? Texts include scientific and popular articles, book excerpts and videos. Discussions, student presentations, and writing assignments help students develop skills in critical reading, analytical thinking and persuasive writing.