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EIT Food

Farm to Fork: Sustainable Food Production in a Changing Environment

EIT Food via FutureLearn

Overview

Discover food supply chains from farm to fork

Please note this course runs without facilitation

How does food reach our plates? How is the food industry changing? What threats are there to food supply chains? How can we build a sustainable food industry?

Get answers to these questions and more with this course that explores food and agriculture in the modern world. You will learn about the complexity of the global food supply chain, the vulnerability of the food industry to emerging threats and the solutions to stopping these threats early. You will also consider the issues surrounding production of food of animal origin.

This course is for people looking for an introduction to food supply chains and the future of agriculture - it’s ideal for students and young people looking to learn more about careers in the food industry.

The Educators won’t be able to join the discussions themselves or respond to individual comments, but the course encourages a strong learning community. The learning is focused around debate and discussion – supporting other learners, sharing your own experience and knowledge, and listening to new perspectives. We hope that you will enjoy interacting with and learning from each other in this way. Don’t forget to comment, reply to other learners and ‘like’ comments.

Syllabus

  • Water, Soil and Plant Health
    • Welcome to the Course
    • Soil Health
    • Water Health
    • Plant Health
    • Summary
  • Animal Health and Welfare
    • Welcome to Week 2
    • Animal Feed
    • Prevention and Biosecurity
    • Animal Welfare
    • Summary
  • Food Safety and Human Health
    • Welcome to Week 3
    • Control of Contaminants and Drug Residues in Food
    • Ensuring Pathogen Free Food
    • Monitoring
    • Summary
  • Climate Change and Food Security
    • Welcome to Week 4
    • Climate Change
    • Climate Change and Soil Health
    • Climate Change and Water Health
    • Climate Change and Plant Health
    • Climate Change and Animal Health
    • Summary

Taught by

Katrina Campbell

Reviews

4.3 rating, based on 3 Class Central reviews

4.5 rating at FutureLearn based on 50 ratings

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  • Anonymous
    Thank you for such an excellent free course. It will help many people understand the complex issues around the production and tests necessary to ensure safe and sustainable food for us all. It will help us to appreciate food and avoid waste.
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