Skip to 0 minutes and 7 seconds Today, as consumers, we’re increasingly concerned about what we eat, what food to buy, and how to make healthier, safer and more sustainable food choices. By law, food produced for human consumption has to be safe, but it’s impossible to eliminate all risk. So how can we trust that the food system is well regulated to minimise any risk, and to ensure our food is safe to eat? We also want our food to be nutritious, but being surrounded by often conflicting information leaves us confused as to what is good for us. So how do we define nutrition and quality, and where can we find reliable information?
Skip to 0 minutes and 47 seconds We now buy much of our food from supermarkets rather than directly from the farmer, but what are the production methods used to produce our food and how can we tell whether these production methods meet our own personal standards for environmental sustainability and animal welfare? On this course from EIT Food, you will start to explore some of these key questions. You will learn with experts from the University of Reading, the European Food Information Council, and the University of Torino, to consider the supply chains behind the food on our plate and learn how consumer trust is at the core of an effective future-proof food sector.