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The Indian Farmers Battling Climate Change With 10,000-year-old Emmer Wheat
Article Human Stories

The Indian Farmers Battling Climate Change With 10,000-year-old Emmer Wheat

Sanket Jain

Across India, farmers have been reporting major losses at the hands of recurring climate disasters.…

Farming For Gender Equality | Agroecology in Practice
Article Earth First

Farming For Gender Equality | Agroecology in Practice

Emily Payne

Small-scale farming communities across the world are using agroecology to simultaneously tackle food…

Salmon Hatcheries | Lifeline For Struggling Rivers or an Ecological Burden?
Article Earth First

Salmon Hatcheries | Lifeline For Struggling Rivers or an Ecological Burden?

Jude Isabella

With struggling wild populations, salmon hatcheries were a supposed solution to revitalise…

Food Forests | Sustainable Agriculture, Nature’s Way
Article The Future

Food Forests | Sustainable Agriculture, Nature’s Way

Lina Dilly

Here’s how food forests could be replacing part of our conventional agriculture to make our…

10 Organisations Fighting for Food Security
Article History & Culture

10 Organisations Fighting for Food Security

Madhura Rao

Whether it is ensuring citizens’ right to safe food or advocating for those growing and…

What is Ghee?
Article Inside Our Food

What is Ghee?

Madhura Rao

As South Asian recipes gain popularity among food enthusiasts beyond the subcontinent,…

Ancient Farming Systems | Ask the Expert
Article History & Culture

Ancient Farming Systems | Ask the Expert

Madhura Rao, Dr Shyama Vermeersch

Did ancient civilisations farm differently from us? Did they struggle with similar issues as we do…

7 Alternative Ways To Grow Food and Community
Article The Future

7 Alternative Ways To Grow Food and Community

Aran Shaunak

Over the course of generations, farms have become bigger, more industrialised and more efficient,…

Amaranth: A staple of the past and a crop for the future
Article Earth First

Amaranth: A staple of the past and a crop for the future

Claudia Lee

From being offered to the Gods by ancient civilisations to being touted as a future crop that can…

The Rise of Eating Alone
Article Inside Our Food

The Rise of Eating Alone

Silvia Lazzaris

For millennia, humans have shared meals together with their communities. The social aspect of eating…

Pollinating Orchards By Hand | Lessons From Sichuan, China
Article History & Culture

Pollinating Orchards By Hand | Lessons From Sichuan, China

Molly Melvin

Bees and other pollinators play an invaluable role on our planet – from being an integral part…

What Are Soba Noodles?
Article Inside Our Food

What Are Soba Noodles?

Samanta Oon

There’s lots to love about soba noodles. They’re light but hearty, flavourful yet mild,…

Expanding The Gaze Of Modern Fisheries Management
Article Human Stories

Expanding The Gaze Of Modern Fisheries Management

Oliver Fredriksson, Dr Andrea Reid

Dr Andrea Reid is a citizen of the Nisgaꞌa Nation, an Assistant Professor of Indigenous…

What Are Rice Noodles and How Are They Made?
Article Inside Our Food

What Are Rice Noodles and How Are They Made?

Samanta Oon

Rice is one of the most important grains in Asian cuisine. It is so important that in several Asian…

The Power of Pulses | Agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa
Article The Future

The Power of Pulses | Agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa

Poverty and food insecurity: the two most significant welfare and development issues in Sub-Saharan…

Quinoa | A Climate Proof Food
Article Earth First

Quinoa | A Climate Proof Food

Merel Deelder

Due to the effects of climate change, producing enough food for our growing world population is…

Plantain Bananas | Different Ways To Cook Plantains
Article History & Culture

Plantain Bananas | Different Ways To Cook Plantains

Madhura Rao

Have you ever spotted a large, green, banana-like fruit at a farmer’s market or grocery store…

6 Reasons Why We Should Care About What We Eat
Article Earth First

6 Reasons Why We Should Care About What We Eat

Merel Van der Meer

Nowadays, it seems guaranteed that our supermarket shelves will always be filled with food and…

Tony’s Chocolonely: More Than Just Chocolate
Article Human Stories

Tony’s Chocolonely: More Than Just Chocolate

Jane Alice Liu, Paul Schoenmakers

Tony's Chocolonely isn't your average chocolate company. Behind each of their chocolate bars is a…

Fairtrade Certification | How Does Fairtrade Work?
Article Human Stories

Fairtrade Certification | How Does Fairtrade Work?

Jane Alice Liu

In low-income regions, small-scale agriculture is the biggest source of income, job security and…

Turkey at Christmas | The Origins of Christmas Dinner
Article History & Culture

Turkey at Christmas | The Origins of Christmas Dinner

Aran Shaunak

Christmas dinner is a central part of the festive celebrations, but what counts as a traditional…

Extra Virgin Olive Oil | Real or Fake Olive Oil?
Article Earth First

Extra Virgin Olive Oil | Real or Fake Olive Oil?

Dr Michelle Spence

Extra virgin olive oil is hailed for its health benefits and superior taste, but it’s also a…

Food Fraud | When Does Food Become Criminal?
Article Earth First

Food Fraud | When Does Food Become Criminal?

Luke Cridland

The modern consumer wants to know about the food they're buying - is it organic, is it vegan, is it…

Human Rights in the Food System | Ask the Expert
Article Human Stories

Human Rights in the Food System | Ask the Expert

Madhura Rao, Dr. Nadia Bernaz

Human rights are rights inherent to all human beings, regardless of race, sex, nationality,…

Seaweed Harvesting in The Netherlands I Ask the Expert
Article Earth First

Seaweed Harvesting in The Netherlands I Ask the Expert

Kim Verhaeghe

Jan Kruijsse harvests seaweed for a living. He sells it to restaurants, fishmongers and food…

Traditional Soy Sauce Brewing | A Portrait in the Netherlands
Article Inside Our Food

Traditional Soy Sauce Brewing | A Portrait in the Netherlands

Kim Verhaeghe

You don't need to travel to Japan to see how soy sauce is made. In Rotterdam, Thomas Uljee and his…

Regenerative Agriculture | A Portrait in Greece
Article The Future

Regenerative Agriculture | A Portrait in Greece

Toon Lambrechts

Agriculture and nature are often seen as at odds with each other. Food production puts an enormous…

Desert Locust Plague 2020: A Threat to Food Security
Article History & Culture

Desert Locust Plague 2020: A Threat to Food Security

Molly Melvin

Countries across East Africa have been hit with the worst locust plague the region has seen in…

How To Use Chopsticks
Article History & Culture

How To Use Chopsticks

Samanta Oon

You may pick up a pair of chopsticks to slurp up some noodles or enjoy a plate of sushi. But far…

What is Chai? | Masala Chai Recipe
Article History & Culture

What is Chai? | Masala Chai Recipe

Nandini Tengvall

Where does chai originate from and how do you make your own masala chai?

Black Tea: The Social Cost of Assam Tea
Article Human Stories

Black Tea: The Social Cost of Assam Tea

Madhura Rao

Its deep, malty flavour makes it popular among tea connoisseurs around the world. Its status as an…

Vanilla Beans: The Cost of Production
Article Human Stories

Vanilla Beans: The Cost of Production

Samanta Oon

Vanilla is one of the most volatile spices on the global market, and as prices fluctuate between…

Mozzarella Cheese | How It’s Made
Article Inside Our Food

Mozzarella Cheese | How It’s Made

Madhura Rao

"A soft ball of deliciousness" is perhaps the most apt description of mozzarella cheese. Or at least…

Garam Masala | Origin of Indian Spices
Article History & Culture

Garam Masala | Origin of Indian Spices

Nandini Tengvall

Many Westerners only know the generic British term "curry", but there's so much more to Indian…

The Secrets of Wasabi
Article Inside Our Food

The Secrets of Wasabi

Annabel Slater

Wasabi is one of the world's most expensive crops. But even if you enjoy sushi, you might never have…

What is Bubble Tea? | Insider Secrets on Bubble Tea
Article Inside Our Food

What is Bubble Tea? | Insider Secrets on Bubble Tea

Lynn Liu

Despite the name, there are no actual "bubbles" in bubble tea. There isn't always tea, either. So,…

Mediterranean Foods | 5 Commonly Eaten Foods
Article History & Culture

Mediterranean Foods | 5 Commonly Eaten Foods

Aran Shaunak

As the weather heats up, many of us might find ourselves enjoying a more "Mediterranean diet",…

Types Of Yoghurt Around The World
Article History & Culture

Types Of Yoghurt Around The World

Carolina Moyano

Yoghurt, as well as other fermented milks like kefir or kumis, have a long history. Learn about the…

Pollination | How It Works
Article History & Culture

Pollination | How It Works

Madhura Rao

Almost all life on Earth depends on plants, but it turns out plants are just as dependent on animals…

Manuka Honey and Jarrah Honey | How It’s Made
Article Inside Our Food

Manuka Honey and Jarrah Honey | How It’s Made

Tim Angeloni

Manuka honey has been widely hailed as a natural remedy, but how is Manuka honey made?

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