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Food: A nation of haves and have-nots

Food: A nation of haves and have-nots Creative commons image Credit: Catherine Pain
Updated 11 Apr 2014
The latest evidence about the growth in food banks reminds us that the Coalition's policies are making the situation worse, writes Dick Skellington.

Local challenges for global companies: India's hospitality industry

Local challenges for global companies: India's hospitality industry Creative commons image Credit: katethepirate under CC-BY-NC-SA licence
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 11 Oct 2013
Entering a new market means adapting to local conditions, a challenge illustrated by the Indian hospitality industry.

Casserole Club

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 23 Jul 2013
Do something great with an extra plate.

The Bottom Line - The right ingredients

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Introductory level Updated 19 Jun 2013
This week Evan and his guests take a look at how food company supply chains work.

From the family kitchen

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From the family kitchen Creative commons image Credit: The Open University
Introductory level Updated 19 Jun 2013
Perween Warsi, CEO of S&A Foods, discusses the challenges she faced when she started her business.

MyFarm

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 12 Apr 2013
An online experiment in farming and food production, giving members of the public a say in the running of a real working farm

Allotment for change

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Allotment for change
Updated 09 Apr 2013
By Christopher Bonfiglioli
Allotment life

Wartime Farm: Food In the World War

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Wartime Farm: Food In the World War Creative commons image Credit: The Open University
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 05 Sep 2012
Some nations suffered harshly during the shortages of wartime - others adapted and managed to keep their populace well-fed. Explore our map to hear...

OU on the BBC: The Market - Inside Smithfield

OU on the BBC: The Market - Inside Smithfield Copyrighted image Credit: Indus Films
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 26 Jul 2012
Since the 12th Century, Smithfield has provided meat to London. But can it survive in an era of supermarkets and vegans?

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Beginners’ German: Food and drink

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Beginners’ German: Food and drink Copyrighted image Credit: © Elena Kouptsova-Vasic/dreamstime.com.
Introductory level Duration 6 hours Updated 17 Oct 2013
This unit provides materials at German for beginners level that support the development of listening, reading, writing and speaking skills. The...

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BA (Honours) Environmental Studies

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BA (Honours) Environmental Studies Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker Updated content
Duration 3600 hours Updated 01 Aug 2014
Environmental change affects us all, and the challenge of how human society can – and should – respond to environmental problems is likely to be...

Environment: sharing a dynamic planet

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Intermediate level Duration 600 hours Updated 01 Aug 2014 Register by 11 Sep 2014
Gain an understanding of today’s challenging environmental issues by exploring key global concerns – life, water, carbon, and food – through a rich...