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Certificate of Achievement
has completed the following course:
EIT Food and University of Cambridge
This course explored innovative solutions to the many challenges involved in growing, harvesting and processing food sustainably for a growing population. This course covered the journey plants undergo from crops in the field to food on consumer plate, and restored trust in the scientific and technological processes used during this journey.
3 weeks, 3 hours per week
Maarten van der Kamp
Director of education
Head of Programme, Gatsby Plant Science Education Programme
University of Cambridge
- Identify the challenges involved in growing, harvesting and processing plant-based food
- Explore the role of scientific research in addressing challenges in food security
- Debate the opportunities and limitations of new technologies
- Reflect on consumer trust in the science and technology involved in bringing food from the field to the supermarket
Week One: Plant biotechnology
o Solutions to food production challenges (pathology, pests, environmental stress, climate change) e.g. genetics
o Alternatives to plant biotechnology e.g. biological control
Week Two: Agricultural technology
o Challenges in the field e.g. soil structure, climate, yield, disease
o A history of agricultural technology and today’s new technologies e.g. cutting-edge precision agriculture
Week Three: Food science
o Solutions for altering plant-based foods to create supermarket food products
o Examples of post-harvest food processing, e.g. creating pectins and sweeteners out of fruit by-products
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Issued on 14th September 2020
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