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Talking Points

  • UNH is the first university in the US to create an academic program in EcoGastronomy. 

  • UNH undergraduate students studying any discipline -- from agriculture to hospitality mangement to nutrition to journalism and more -- can add the dual major in EcoGastronomy to their primary studies.  (Learn more about student requirements.)

  • UNH's dual major in EcoGastronomy is experiential, interdisciplinary and international by design in order to help students truly understand and advance sustainable food systems -- from farm to fork to health and nutrition outcomes.

  • In May of 2006, UNH signed the Agreements of Intentions and Collaborations “for the purpose of creating a worldwide network of universities and research institutions linked to the International Slow Food Association.” These principles include “protection of agricultural biodiversity,” “support of the rights of peoples to self-determination with regard to food,” and “education of civilized society and training of workers in the food and agricultural sector.” UNH is one of ten universities in the U.S. to have signed the principles, and the first to award the founder of Slow Food—Carlo Petrini—an honorary degree.

Past Articles:

The New York Times, Jan Ellen Spiegel, April 13, 2012, Truly Food for Thought

Foster's Daily Democrat, Geoff Cunningham Jr., December 12, 2010, Dual Major at UNH Targets Sustainable Cuisine

The Chronicle of Higher Education, Brooke Anderson, September 8, 2010, In Beirut, a Professor of Agriculture Advocates Slow Food

UNH Media Relations, Lori Wright, July 9, 2009, UNH hosts first group of Italian EcoGastronomy students

Wall Street Journal, Ethan Trex, June 10, 009, Eleven Unusual Majors Your College Probably Didn't Offer

University of New Hampshire, International Educator, Jacqueline Lewin, May 2009, IA Alumna Discovers Fascinating World of Food Culture and Production Through Italian Graduate Program

Mother Earth News, Jessie Fetterling, February/March 2009 A Pioneering EcoGastronomy Program

Portsmouth Herald, Rachel Forrest, September 14, 2008, UNH Launching Cutting-Edge EcoGastronomy Program

UNH Media Relations, Beth Potier, September 27, 2008, University of New Hampshire Launches Groundbreaking Ecogastronomy Program

Washington Post, Jane Black, August 20, 2008, Field Studies