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  • Can eating seaweed and algae keep the world fed? Creative commons image Icon Ewan Munro under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    Can eating seaweed and algae keep the world fed?

    By Daniela Schmidt, Dr Pallavi Anand

    As the planet has ever-more mouths to feed, could increasing the consumption of seaweed and algae be the answer?

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    22 Dec 2017

  • Can eating seaweed and algae keep the world fed?

    Can eating seaweed and algae keep the world fed? Creative commons image Icon Ewan Munro under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 22 Dec 2017
    As the planet has ever-more mouths to feed, could increasing the consumption of seaweed and algae be the answer?
  • Wartime Farm: Food In the World War Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license

    Wartime Farm: Food In the World War

    Some nations suffered harshly during the shortages of wartime - others adapted and managed to keep their populace...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    14 Nov 2017

  • Wartime Farm: Food In the World War

    Wartime Farm: Food In the World War Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 14 Nov 2017
    Some nations suffered harshly during the shortages of wartime - others adapted and managed to keep their populace well-fed. Explore our map to hear some of...
  • Syria, Spitsbergen and Seeds Creative commons image Icon Flickr under CC-BY licence under Creative-Commons license
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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    13 Nov 2017

  • Syria, Spitsbergen and Seeds

    Syria, Spitsbergen and Seeds Creative commons image Icon Flickr under CC-BY licence under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 13 Nov 2017
    How are the civil war in Syria, the remote Norwegian island of Spitsbergen, and the future of the world’s food supplies connected? 
  • How the sausage links us together Creative commons image Icon Ryan Snyder under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    How the sausage links us together

    By Professor Rebecca Earle

    Sweet versions, meat free versions; some with skins and some without. The sausage takes many forms, but is always...

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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    25 Aug 2017

  • How the sausage links us together

    How the sausage links us together Creative commons image Icon Ryan Snyder under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 25 Aug 2017
    Sweet versions, meat free versions; some with skins and some without. The sausage takes many forms, but is always with us.
  • How the potato fuelled the rise of liberal capitalism Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: autmasko

    How the potato fuelled the rise of liberal capitalism

    By Professor Rebecca Earle

    It can make chips. It can make mash. And the potato can even help create an entire political-economic system. Rebecca...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    25 Aug 2017

  • How the potato fuelled the rise of liberal capitalism

    How the potato fuelled the rise of liberal capitalism Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: autmasko
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 25 Aug 2017
    It can make chips. It can make mash. And the potato can even help create an entire political-economic system. Rebecca Earle explains how.
  • Is it true that the poorer you are, the more likely you are to eat junk food? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: GinniDeVille
    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    31 Jul 2017

  • Is it true that the poorer you are, the more likely you are to eat junk food?

    Is it true that the poorer you are, the more likely you are to eat junk food? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: GinniDeVille
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 31 Jul 2017
    New American research suggests that - perhaps aptly - there's an bulge in the middle of income strata when it comes to tucking into fast food.
  • Britain's Great War: The darkest hour - guide & clips Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC/Dave Williams
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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    22 Jul 2017

  • Britain's Great War: The darkest hour - guide & clips

    Britain's Great War: The darkest hour - guide & clips Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC/Dave Williams
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 22 Jul 2017
    How Germany's attempts to starve Britain into submission edged the nation close to defeat.
  • An American Classic: How Spam became a success Creative commons image Icon Brent Moore under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    An American Classic: How Spam became a success

    By Dr Ayalla A. Ruvio

    Fritter away a few minutes with the story of how chopped meat in a tin became a branding success. What can we learn...

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    Updated on:

    11 Jul 2017

  • An American Classic: How Spam became a success

    An American Classic: How Spam became a success Creative commons image Icon Brent Moore under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Updated 11 Jul 2017
    Fritter away a few minutes with the story of how chopped meat in a tin became a branding success. What can we learn from the constant reinvention of a...
  • Cakes and Baking Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission

    Cakes and Baking

    By The OpenLearn team

    Ever Wondered About Food explores the history of cakes and baking

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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    17 Apr 2017

  • Cakes and Baking

    Cakes and Baking Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 17 Apr 2017
    Ever Wondered About Food explores the history of cakes and baking

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  • Beginners’ French: food and drink

    Improve your language skills by learning to communicate more easily and effectively in French. In this free course, Beginners' French: Food and...

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    5 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    02 Jan 2018

  • Beginners’ French: food and drink

    Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © Ian Shaw/Alamy.
    Introductory level Duration 5 hours Updated 02 Jan 2018
    Improve your language skills by learning to communicate more easily and...
  • Beginners’ Italian: food and drink

    This free course, Beginners' Italian: food and drink, focuses on buying drinks and snacks in an Italian café, as well as on greeting and...

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    Free course

    4 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    01 Aug 2017

  • Beginners’ Italian: food and drink

    Beginners’ Italian: food and drink Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © Robert Harding Picture Library Ltd/Alamy
    Introductory level Duration 4 hours Updated 01 Aug 2017
    This free course, Beginners' Italian: food and drink, focuses on buying drinks and...
  • Beginners’ German: Food and drink

    This free course, Beginners' German: Food and drink, provides materials at German for beginners level that support the development of listening,...

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    Free course

    6 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    22 Apr 2016

  • Beginners’ German: Food and drink

    Beginners’ German: Food and drink Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © Rocky69/Getty Images
    Introductory level Duration 6 hours Updated 22 Apr 2016
    This free course, Beginners' German: Food and drink, provides materials at German...
  • Imperial Rome and Ostia

    The splendidly evocative ruins of ancient Rome have long been a challenge to historians and archaeologists in reconstructing how it looked and functioned. It...

    By The iTunes U team

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    1 hour

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    23 Aug 2009

  • Imperial Rome and Ostia

    Imperial Rome and Ostia Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University 2009
    Introductory level Duration 1 hour Updated 23 Aug 2009
    The splendidly evocative ruins of ancient Rome have long been a challenge to...

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    Science and society

    Intermediate level Duration 600 hours Updated 19 Feb 2018 Register by 13 Sep 2018
    This interdisciplinary science module extends the scientific understanding and...

    Environment: sharing a dynamic planet

    Environment: sharing a dynamic planet Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Igor Kovalchuk | Dreamstime.com
    Intermediate level Duration 600 hours Updated 19 Feb 2018 Register by 13 Sep 2018
    Environmental issues pose challenges. What are the biophysical and social causes...

    Chemistry: essential concepts

    Intermediate level Duration 600 hours Updated 19 Feb 2018 Register by 13 Sep 2018
    Chemistry is fundamental to our modern world, touching all aspects of our lives;...
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