That’s how Professor Oya Alpar, Emeritus Professor of Pharmaceutics, University College London, describes the situation with regard to antibiotics. The World Health Organisation warns that antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest threats to global health, including food security. In this Talking Of Food video, Professor Vivian Moses interviews Professor Alpar on the issue of antibiotics and the food-chain.

Vitamins are organic compounds (micronutrients) required by humans in tiny amounts from their diet. They are essential for life because they play a key role for many major biological reactions to take place in our bodies. They cannot be synthesised by humans. Professor Oya Alpar introduces the series in a video. You can then read about the various vitamins, their functions, their sources in foods and questions of deficiency and toxicity.

Emeritus Professor at the UCL School of Pharmacy, University of London,

Head of the Department of Pharmaceutical Technology at the University of Altinbas, Editor-in-Chief Journal of Microencapsulation