Investigate global patterns and trends of food consumption and production
Discuss what sustainability means with reference to food
Explain where and how to find reliable information about food
Debate the main issues related to food
Discuss how individuals choose their food and what effects this has
Explore how technological advances are changing the food system
Food production has transformed our planet. 40% of the land’s surface is used for agriculture, soils and freshwater are under threat, and fisheries are over-exploited.
Millions of smallholders face economic uncertainty, whilst four transnationals control the global grain supply. And, by 2050, we must feed 9 billion in the face of a changing climate.
On this course, you’ll learn about these challenges in detail and discover potential solutions. You’ll consider the global food system as a whole, as you explore everything from individual food choice to the impact of agriculture on climate change.
Changing food cultures
Diets for personal and planetary health
The drivers of eating behaviour
The course is designed for anyone interested in food sustainability.