This course on “global” food systems boasts a class list that’s truly international. People participating in “Sustainability of Food Systems: A Global Life Cycle Perspective” are from 138 countries, the Star Tribune reports. That’s because it’s a MOOC — a massive, open, online course that’s free to anyone who wants to join in. Jennah Fannoun is one of 27,500 enrollees. She’s a soon-to-be senior at the University of Minnesota majoring in environmental studies. So the topic’s familiar. But the class makeup is not. “The way you have people from everywhere giving their opinion is a very different thing,” she said. “You can hear firsthand from someone in Egypt.”

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