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An Introduction to the U.S. Food System: Perspectives from Public Health (Coursera)

A food system encompasses the activities, people and resources involved in getting food from field to plate. Along the way, it intersects with aspects of public health, equity and the environment. In this course, we will provide a brief introduction to the U.S. food system and how food [...]
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Improving Food Production with Agricultural Technology and Plant Biotechnology (FutureLearn)

Build your knowledge of food production challenges and technology with this online course for 16-19 year olds studying biology. Learn how to address challenges in growing, harvesting, and processing food. Are you inspired to join the next generation of scientists and tackle challenges in food security? On this course, [...]
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Discovering Science: Global Challenges (FutureLearn)

Sep 27th 2021
Discovering Science: Global Challenges (FutureLearn)
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Can chemistry help to feed a growing population, or overcome increasing bacterial resistance? Find out how the Penicillin class of antibiotics has been a major breakthrough in the treatment of patients. However, with bacteria developing efficient ways of resisting antibiotic treatment, discover how scientists are treating patients with infections [...]
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AGRIMONITOR: Agricultural Policy in Latin America and the Caribbean (edX)

Learn the effects of agricultural policy in the Caribbean and Latin America, and analyze them using the AGRIMONITOR platform, developed by the IDB. As a consumer, you know the price of the food that you consume daily. However, do you know why your food costs this amount and why [...]
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AGRIMONITOR: política agropecuaria, seguridad alimentaria y cambio climático (edX)

Conoce los efectos de las políticas agropecuarias de América Latina y el Caribe, usando la plataforma AGRIMONITOR, desarrollada por el BID, para ayudar a analizarlas. Como consumidor, seguro conoces muy bien el costo de todos los alimentos que ingieres a diario. Pero, ¿sabes por qué tus alimentos tienen ese [...]
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Sustainable Food Security: Food Access (edX)

Learn the basics of food access decision-making. In other words, who decides what ends up on your plate. Spoiler alert: it’s not just you! Have you ever considered that you’re not the only one who decides what food ends up on your plate? In this environmental studies course, you’ll [...]
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Sustainable Food Security: The value of systems thinking (edX)

Learn how to solve the ‘Rubik’s cube’ of systems thinking and how it’s applied to improve the environmental sustainability of food production systems! Have you ever considered how many aspects of food production affect the natural environment? Every aspect needs to be considered in attaining the future goal to [...]
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Sustainable Food Security: Crop Production (edX)

Learn the basics of crop production and find out how to feed the future world population without depleting our planet’s resources! How much food will be available for humankind in the future? Feeding nine billion people in 2050 without exhausting the planetary reserves is perhaps the greatest challenge humanity [...]
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A Nutritional Approach to Agriculture and Food Security (FutureLearn)

Sep 6th 2021
A Nutritional Approach to Agriculture and Food Security (FutureLearn)
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Develop skills to apply and evaluate innovative solutions that place nutrition at the heart of a sustainable food system. Modern agriculture and global food systems have become very complex and do not always provide people with affordable and nutritious food. This course presents current research, which aims to place [...]
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Feeding a Hungry Planet: Agriculture, Nutrition and Sustainability (edX)

How do we create a healthy and sustainable diet for the growing world population? Agriculture is more than waving fields of wheat; our ability to grow food from existing natural resources – and without decimating those resources – is key to sustainably feeding the world. In this course, learn [...]
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