Grand Challenges: Food for Thought
Duration 4 weeks
Weekly study 3 hours
Extra benefits From $59 Find out more
Why join the course?
Our demand for food from natural systems is changing the world we live in from the soil beneath our feet to the birds in the sky and the fish in the sea. Unsustainable practices of production (overfishing or monoculture) and consumerism are to blame. Widely publicised examples include mere decades of soil fertility for crop growth and drastic declines in pollinating insects. This course aims to educate you in the way that every human being can reduce their impact on our planet and inspire you to make global connections to tackle sustainability issues.
What topics will you cover?
- The pillars of sustainability
- Environmental impacts of food production
- Exploitation of the sea
- Case studies on the production of Bananas, Coffee and Palm Oil
- Importance of pollinators
When would you like to start?
Most FutureLearn courses run multiple times. Every run of a course has a set start date but you can join it and work through it after it starts. Find out more
Who is the course for?
No previous experience or qualifications are required. The content will complement interests in science, nature and the environment and works well at any stage of education.
The University of Exeter is a Russell Group university. It combines world-class research with very high levels of student satisfaction.
Join this course
Join free and you will get:
Upgrade this course and you will get:
for one year
Buy Unlimited and you will get:
Get a taste of this course
Find out what this course is like by previewing some of the course steps before you join:
Do you know someone who’d love this course? Tell them about it...
You can use the hashtag #FLFoodForThoughtExeter to talk about this course on social media.