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How do you teach nutrition?

Here, we’ll explore the importance of understanding the nutrition and quality of the food we eat, using orange juice as an example. Focusing on the information available to you (ie …

What do we mean by nutrition and quality?

Today consumers are increasingly concerned about what they eat, what food to buy, and how to make healthier, safer and more sustainable food choices. We want our food to be …

Final thoughts

Congratulations! You’ve successfully completed ‘Trust in Food: Understanding Food Supply Systems. We hope that you enjoyed the course and feel that you’ve learnt more about the topics of food supply …

Power of consumer

Consumers have the power to influence the food system through the food choices they make. As we have seen, consumer choice is driving changes such as the increasing area of …

Controls on agricultural production

The way in which food is produced by farmers in the EU is influenced by the Common Agricultural Policy. Farmers can also choose to farm organically or to sign up …

How sustainable is your food?

In this Step you’ll explore the sustainability of our food production through the example of livestock management; in particular beef production in the UK. This provides you with opportunities to …

The meal: steak

This video will take a look at the third case study and explore the key sustainability/welfare issues when producing a piece of meat (beef) for the consumer market. You’ll be …

Sustainable and ethical food production

Ensuring a sustainable supply of food for the world’s fast growing population is a major challenge. Food production is one of the key areas that requires action, alongside issues of …

Assurance schemes

Alongside the legislation that covers food production from farm to fork, assurance schemes are voluntary arrangements that guarantee conformity of production to set standards. In addition, assurance scheme bodies can …

What do we mean by ‘sustainability’?

Sustainability is a concept that emerged towards the end of the 20th century in response to a growing awareness of the environmental impact of human activity on the planet, and …

Finding out about nutrition on food labels

Food packaging is a reliable source of information for a food product. It contains details about various aspects from nutritional content of the foods, through its longevity to allergy advice. …

Your voice

In this video you’ll meet a group of consumers and hear their thoughts on what “nutrition and quality” means to them, as well as where they usually look for information …

Food fraud

Food fraud is the deliberate adulteration of food and can include things like mislabelling, tampering and diluting of food products with the intention of making a profit. This is very …

Food crises

Food products and food production in Europe have never been safer! This situation has been reached after considerable political, economic and scientific efforts, often in response to the kind of …