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EIT Food

Trust in Our Food: Understanding Food Supply Systems

EIT Food via FutureLearn


Can you trust your food? This course will help you understand the global food supply systems responsible for delivering safe, nutritious, high-quality, sustainable food to your plate. You’ll explore the processes and the people involved, reflect on what we mean by ‘trust’ and uncover the important role the consumer plays in improving the supply chain.

Is my food safe?

You’ll discover the regulations in place to ensure the food you buy is safe to eat whether it’s produced within Europe or further afield and explore the food scandals that shaped the legislation before reflecting on the risks foods might pose to our health and analysing your level of trust.

Is my food nutritious?

Learn all about food labels and what they can tell you about the processes involved in making products as well as the ingredients they contain. Understand the evidence producers must provide before they can make claims about their products and discover how to analyse food headlines so you can make informed choices.

Is my food sustainable?

You’ll discover ways you can find out by exploring assurance schemes, weigh up the various factors that influence how ethical production processes are and discuss how to take action to make a difference through consumer choice.

This course is for anyone interested in learning about where their food comes from. If you’re looking to expand your knowledge on this topic, you might also find of interest the following EIT Food courses on food system and sustainability:

  • Circular Business Models for Sustainable Urban Food Systems
  • Revolutionising The Food Chain With Technology
  • Explore How Farmers Produce Food Sustainably
  • Farm to Fork: Sustainable Food Production in a Changing Environment
  • From Waste to Value: How To Tackle Food Waste


  • Food systems
    • Welcome
    • Consumer and trust
    • Food supply systems
    • Review and reflect
  • Food safety
    • Welcome
    • What is food safety?
    • Food scandals
    • Review and reflect
  • Nutrition and Quality
    • Welcome
    • What is nutritional value?
    • Who to listen to?
    • Review and reflect
  • Sustainability
    • Welcome
    • What is sustainability?
    • The framework
    • Review and reflect
    • Agents of change

Taught by

Alice Mauchline


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4.5 rating at FutureLearn based on 20 ratings

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  • Anonymous
    Course was very informative. It had areas that consumers would simply bypass. It has given me the knowledge to share with others professional and consumers. The materials were clear and easily understood. My challenge was how to navigate my responses but later figured it how. The labeling panel was most interesting for me as I was not able to understand the order in which it was done. Originally I would pay attention to prices as I thought it was time consuming to read for nutrients and contents, now my perspective has changed. I would recommend this course to anyone who may be interested in foods at any level of studies. Given the areas that this course has covered it will be of great benefits to the individual.

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