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A day in the life

This video series aims to inspire you to consider a career within the agri-food sector. The predicted labour shortage in our industry by 2030 coupled with the little careers information …

Frequently Asked Questions

In this section you will find an answer to frequently asked questions on the topic of food quality, safety and authenticity. 1. What is food safety? Food safety is the …

Frequently Asked Questions

In this section you will find an answer to frequently asked questions on the topic of ethical and sustainability considerations. 1. What is decent work? The International Labour Organization (ILO) …

Frequently Asked Questions

In this section you will find an answer to frequently asked questions on the topic of Diet and Health. 1. What are macronutrients? Macronutrients are the nutrients we need in …

Types of Food Fraud

Food fraud can be broadly categorised as: adulteration, tampering, product overrun, theft, diversion, simulation and counterfeiting, for the purpose of financial gain by increasing the apparent value of the product …

Consumer Perception of Alternative Proteins

Alternative proteins are proteins from sources other than meat, dairy, eggs and fish. Currently, the main resource for alternative proteins are plants such as legumes (e.g., soy, pea, beans), cereals …

Microbiota, diet and well-being

What is our microbiota? Microbiota is defined as the collection of microorganisms present in a defined environment. A huge number of microorganisms colonize our gastrointestinal tract. The microbiota in our …

Food Related Allergies and Intolerances

Food allergic and intolerance adverse food reactions refer to any abnormal clinical response that occurs following the ingestion of a food or food component other than the nourishment the food …

Alternative Food Networks in Turin

As we’ve seen in the previous step, AFNs emerge from social, cultural and political movements explicitly opposing the contemporary dominant model, aiming to spatially reorganize the food systems to create …

Alternative Food Networks

Alternative food networks (AFNs) can be defined as rapidly mainstreaming spaces in the food economy, which are commonly characterized by attributes such as spatial proximity between farmers and consumers, fair …

End of Week Reflections

Thank you for joining us on week 1 of our Introduction to Food Science course and for all your interesting discussions. Throughout the week we explored food macronutrients and micronutrients; …

What Is Food Quality?

Food quality is an important factor in the success of a food product, particularly, as food buisinesses aim to remain competitive in the global marketplace. Defining Food Quality Typically, the …

Food Science: Socio-Spatial Issues

Food deserts are defined as areas where people cannot access affordable and nutritious food. They are usually found in impoverished districts or neighborhoods where they lack stores, farmers markets, and …