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Feeding the World (Coursera)

This course will explore the concepts driving current food production science (population growth, urbanization, emerging affluence, resource constraints, and underlying biological limits) with the main focus on livestock production. Each of the major food animal species (dairy, swine, beef, and poultry) will be covered in terms of their universal [...]
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Food and Nutrition Security in Urbanizing Landscapes (edX)

Jul 20th 2021
Food and Nutrition Security in Urbanizing Landscapes (edX)
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Our landscapes are urbanizing, which has a serious impact on food and nutrition. Learn to look beyond the sectoral and administrative boundaries of your work and see how the rural and the urban connect around food. Look at your landscape from a spatial and integrated food systems perspective to [...]
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Public Health Perspectives on Sustainable Diets (Coursera)

Jul 19th 2021
Public Health Perspectives on Sustainable Diets (Coursera)
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What we eat and how we produce that food have significant effects on human health and the sustainability of our planet. But what is a ‘sustainable’ diet? A sustainable diet, as defined by the FAO, promotes health and well-being and provides food security for the present population while [...]
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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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Unravelling solutions for Future Food problems (Coursera)

Our society depends on the availability of food and accessibility to it. According to the United Nations nearly 800 million people are hungry and on the other hand, over 650 million people are obese. While many people in developing countries experience food shortage, in industrialized countries people are [...]
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Climate Change and Resilience in Food Systems (FutureLearn)

Mar 29th 2021
Climate Change and Resilience in Food Systems (FutureLearn)
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Learn new research-led strategies designed to mitigate the effects of climate change on agriculture and food systems. Learn about the effects of climate change and how to build resilience in agriculture and food systems. Even small climate changes can have large-scale consequences in agriculture and food systems with devastating [...]
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Revolutionising the Food Chain with Technology (FutureLearn)

Jan 4th 2021
Revolutionising the Food Chain with Technology (FutureLearn)
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Explore how technology and digitalisation can change how the food system operates, reducing waste and environmental pressures. Discover how innovative technologies could revolutionise the food sector. Food quality and safety is increasingly under threat as natural resources are stretched by climate change, hunger, and explosive population growth. On this [...]
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Introduction to Food Science (FutureLearn)

Discover the fascinating world of food science and feel empowered to make safe, healthy, and sustainable food choices. Discover topics like food sustainability, integrity, ethics, and constituents. Food and health information is often oversimplified by the media, and recommendations can be inaccurately reported and contradictory to current [...]
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Engaging with Controversies in the Food System (FutureLearn)

Become more confident in making informed decisions about the food you eat by exploring different food controversies. Learn how to assess the reliability of different sources of food information. Consumers have never been confronted with so much food choice. Making a decision on what food to eat is affected [...]
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Sustainable Global Food Systems (edX)

How do we feed 11 billion people? Discover the importance of sustainable food systems on a global scale. We are currently facing one of the biggest challenges worldwide: how to feed a growing population without exhausting global resources. This course examines food security from a food systems perspective and [...]
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