This is a foundation topic for nutrition professionals and those interested in learning more about the food supply. Food systems have the potential to impact on the health status of a population and provide an opportunity to improve public health nutrition. This topic examines the Australian food supply from 'paddock to plate' and explores the factors, both global and local, affecting the food supply. Contemporary food science and technology relating to food manufacturing and distribution are reviewed. Topical issues such as functional foods, genetic modification and health claims will be discussed. The topic provides an overview of food law, systems and regulations that are in place to ensure a safe food supply and adequately informed consumers.
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