Friday, August 29, 2014

[046] New course provides food for thought on ‘MTSU On the Record’

MURFREESBORO — A new MTSU course that takes a wide-ranging look at the production and processing of food will be the topic of the next edition of the “MTSU On the Record” radio program.

Host Gina Logue’s interview with Dr. Tony Johnston will air from 5:30 to 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 18, and from 8 to 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 24, on WMOT-FM (89.5 and

Johnston, a professor of food science and agribusiness in MTSU’s School of Agribusiness and Agriscience, will explain “World Food and Society,” a new University Honors College course he created and will begin teaching this fall.

Students will explore economic, political, social and cultural issues related to food and hunger in the world, including malnutrition, food production, biotechnology, ecological destruction and food aid.

“We, as a society, really don’t have any idea of where our food comes from, how much it really costs to produce it, how much area it takes to produce food to make it so inexpensive in the United States versus the cost of production in any other country,” Johnston said.

To listen to previous “MTSU On the Record” programs, go to

For more information, contact Logue at 615-898-5081 or WMOT-FM at 615-898-2800.

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