Free online programme: "Trust in Our Food: Understanding Food Supply Systems" to re-run

Date: 13 May 2019

Do you know what you're eating - how can you tell where it came from, how it was produced and whether it is safe to eat?

If you would like to gain a better understanding of the food supply chain - our FREE, online "Trust in Our Food: Understanding Food Supply Systems", four-week course, starts on 24th June 2019, and will give you an insight into the food industry.

Following the success of the first run last year, this course is re-running in 2019 and is relevant to citizens of all ages who are interested in learning about the food system and exploring their trust in food. The course will explore the challenges and responsibilities of different people in the food system, in particular the role of the consumer, in influencing the food system to produce food that we trust. We will assess the information available to consumers and will discuss and create novel, innovative approaches to improve consumer trust in food.

Trust in Food MOOC newsWe will use a variety of learning materials and activities to introduce you to the food supply chain with an exploration of the regulations and safeguards that are in place to ensure the production of safe, high quality foods that meet ethical and environmental standards. And as a participant, you will be invited to offer comment on your own trust issues surrounding the food supply chain which can help to improve the situation. You will leave the course with an understanding of how responsible consumer choice can be an influential force for good.

This course was developed by the University of Reading in collaboration with EUFIC and the University of Turin. It was funded by EIT Food and forms part of their wide range of educational Activities https://www.eitfood.eu/our-activities/education/.

Follow this link to secure your place: https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/food-supply-systems

Further details are available here: https://www.eitfood.eu/programmes/trust-in-the-food-we-eat

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