Welcome to the course

Welcome to ‘Trust in Our Food: Understanding Food Supply Systems’ a European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT) Food online course, produced by Università degli Studi di Torino, The European Food Information Council (EUFIC) and University of Reading.

The course

Over the next four weeks you’ll gain understanding and knowledge of the global food supply system and examine some of the issues affecting consumer trust in food through representative case studies. You’ll have a chance to explore the challenges and responsibilities of different people in the food system, assess the information available to consumers about their food and discuss innovative ways to improve consumer trust in food.

The course aims to provide sufficient information and guidance for you to make informed, responsible, proactive choices about your food and provide ways to engage with the food industry to improve the food you eat. You’ll also increase your understanding of the regulations and assurance schemes that are already in place within the food system to ensure the production of safe, high quality foods that meet ethical and environmental standards.

Each week is designed around a thematic area and is split into activities which include a number of videos, podcasts, quizzes, articles, discussions and practical exercises:

Week 1: Introducing food supply systems

Week 2: Food safety

Week 3: Nutrition and quality

Week 4: Sustainable and ethical food production

Throughout the course, you’ll also be asked to measure your trust on a range of issues including: general trust in food, food safety, nutrition and quality and sustainability.

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