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Consumer Trends and Sustainability

In February 2019, a commission of world leading scientists published a document in the “Lancet” a nutrition and health journal, stating the urgency of a global transformation of the food …

Food and Critical Consumption

Making food choices on a regular basis puts us consumers in an active role when it comes to consumption and ethical considerations. We are in fact “citizens” of our food …

Welcome to Week 3!

Hello and welcome to week 3. This week we will explore the importance of food quality, safety and authneticity. Food is a basic human right necessary for optimal health and …

End of Week Reflections

Congratulations, you have completed week 2 of the course. During this week, you have increased knowledge and understanding of the social dilemmas, challenges and movements regarding food and how this …

What Are Food Security and the Right to Food?

Concepts and definitions of food security have evolved in the last 50 years in order to reflect changes in national and international official policy thinking. Food Security From the point …

End of Week Reflections

Congratulations, you have completed week 3 of the course. This week we have explored biological, chemical, physical and allergenic contaminants, quality management systems, hazard analysis critical control point (HACCP) principles …

Environmental Impacts

Food systems are at the core of future agendas for sustainable development, which includes a historic global commitment to face and suppress poverty and hunger. Food systems depend on natural …

Functional Foods

Many foods contain health claims on their packaging. These products are known as functional foods. According to the International Life Science Institute, a food can be described as functional when …

Diet related diseases

Diet has a profound impact in human life and plays an important role in our health. Any of the nutrient-related diseases and conditions that cause illness in humans falls within …

Meet the team

Please meet the team that will be leading and facilitating on the course. They include staff from Queen’s University of Belfast, University of Aarhus, Denmark, University of Madrid, University of …

Welcome to the course

Hello and welcome to ‘An Introduction to Food Science’ a European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) Food course, produced by Queens University, Belfast (QUB), University of Aarhus, Denmark, University …

Food Authenticity

The food sector has a significant direct role in human well-being through the provision of authentic food fit for human consumption. Throughout history, governments and the food industry have endeavoured …

Examples of Functional Foods

In the previous steps you have learnt what functional foods are and how they are related to our health. In this article, we show you two examples of functional foods …