Duration 4 weeks
Weekly study 3 hours
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Discover food supply chains from farm to fork
How does food reach our plates? How is the food industry changing? What threats are there to food supply chains? How can we build a sustainable food industry?
Get answers to these questions and more with this course that explores food and agriculture in the modern world. You will learn about the complexity of the global food supply chain, the vulnerability of the food industry to emerging threats and the solutions to stopping these threats early. You will also consider the issues surrounding production of food of animal origin.
What topics will you cover?
- Threats to global food security of an environmental, biological or chemical nature
- Food integrity
- Water, soil and plant health
- Animal health and welfare
- Food safety and human health
- Climate change related to food security
When would you like to start?
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Who is the course for?
This course is for people looking for an introduction to food supply chains and the future of agriculture - it’s ideal for students and young people looking to learn more about careers in the food industry.
Who will you learn with?
EIT Food is Europe’s leading food innovation initiative, with the aim to create a sustainable and future-proof food sector.
Queen’s University Belfast is a member of the Russell Group of 24 leading UK research-intensive universities.
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