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Trust in Our Food: Understanding Food Supply System
Trust in Our Food: Understanding Food Supply System

Trust in Our Food: Understanding Food Supply System

How much do you trust your food? Learn about food supply systems, safety, sustainability and nutrition and quality.

This online course explore the challenges and responsibilities of different people in the food system, including the role of the consumer. Participants assess the information available to consumers relating to issues of food safety, nutrition and quality, sustainability of production methods and how these affect consumer trust.

Who should join the course

Anyone interested in learning about where their food comes from.

Timeline 

The course will have multiple runs in 2020 and 2021.  

Learning objectives and outcomes

Once completed, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the complexity of the global food system and the issues that affect consumer trust in food;
  • Explain the key factors involved in food safety;
  • Critically evaluate different sources of nutritional information;
  • Explore the different food labels that provide assurances to consumers; and
  • Reflect on the role of the consumer in influencing the food supply system

How to join the course 

This course is available on FutureLearn:  https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/food-supply-systems

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Partners

The following partners are involved in the project

EUFIC
University of Reading
University of Turin

Project Lead

Alice Mauchline
Institution

University of Reading

Contact details

a.l.mauchline@reading.ac.uk

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