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Are We Eating the ‘Right’ Seafood?
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Are We Eating the ‘Right’ Seafood?

Moray Swanson

Over the past 50 years our global demand for seafood has increased substantially. So why are we…

Fungi in Sustainable Food Production
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Fungi in Sustainable Food Production

Anne Reshetnyak

Fungi are not just fun to forage and delicious to eat, they can also be useful for food…

How will a changing climate affect olive trees?
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How will a changing climate affect olive trees?

Inés Oort Alonso

One of the Mediterranean's oldest and most symbolic crops is threatened by the effects of climate…

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

How Forgotten Crops Help Combat Climate Change
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How Forgotten Crops Help Combat Climate Change

Luke Cridland

Agriculture is one of the biggest contributors to climate change, with 18.4% of global greenhouse…

Oat Milk | How It’s Made
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Oat Milk | How It’s Made

Inés Oort Alonso

If you have ever had a go at making oat milk at home, you might have found some stark differences…

Quinoa | A Climate Proof Food
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Quinoa | A Climate Proof Food

Merel Deelder

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

Should We Avoid Refined-Grain Foods? | Ask The Expert
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Should We Avoid Refined-Grain Foods? | Ask The Expert

Silvia Lazzaris, Camilla Bendinelli

We might have heard that whole-grain foods are better for us than refined-grain foods. But does this…

Eco-friendly Christmas Foods: 3 Sustainable Alternatives
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Eco-friendly Christmas Foods: 3 Sustainable Alternatives

Kelly Oakes

Whether sitting down for a celebratory meal or looking for a gift to give to family and friends,…

Seaweed Harvesting in The Netherlands I Ask the Expert
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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…

Plant-Based Diets and Gut Health
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Plant-Based Diets and Gut Health

Adrià Porta

Eating more plant fibres can help improve your gut microbiota diversity and protect your intestinal…

Plant-Based Diets and Diabetes
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Plant-Based Diets and Diabetes

Alexandra Alcorta

The prevalence of diabetes has been increasing over the past few decades. In 2019, about 463 million…

Plant-Based Iron Sources
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Plant-Based Iron Sources

Angelika Schulz, Klaus Hadwiger

As a central component of red blood cells (which store and carry oxygen through our bodies), iron is…

4 Tips To Improve Iron Absorption
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4 Tips To Improve Iron Absorption

Angelika Schulz, Klaus Hadwiger

Iron is an essential nutrient which is crucial for building red blood cells in the body. While it's…

Calcium From A Plant-Based Diet | Vegan Calcium Sources
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Calcium From A Plant-Based Diet | Vegan Calcium Sources

Angelika Schulz, Klaus Hadwiger

It's no longer a bone of contention: you can definately meet your calcium requirements on a…

Plant-Based Diet: Vitamin B12 Sources
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Plant-Based Diet: Vitamin B12 Sources

Alexandra Alcorta

Plant-based diets have increased considerably around the world in the last few years. While…

Bioavailability of Plant-Based Proteins
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Bioavailability of Plant-Based Proteins

Adrià Porta

Compared to animal-based proteins, plant proteins have reduced digestibility and bioavailability.…

Is Soy Bad for the Environment?
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Is Soy Bad for the Environment?

Molly Melvin

Is soy bad for the environment? Produced on a colossal international scale, soy has a huge…

What is “Natural Food”?
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What is “Natural Food”?

Lottie Bingham

Rising demand for "natural" foods has seen the term used as a marketing tool in advertisements and…

Mushroom Farming & Processing | Ask The Expert
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Mushroom Farming & Processing | Ask The Expert

Madhura Rao, Jan Klerken

We've been foraging, growing and eating mushrooms for thousands of years, but how has that changed…

Don’t Eat Vegan, Eat Sustainably | Opinion
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Don’t Eat Vegan, Eat Sustainably | Opinion

Aran Shaunak

Being vegan is great for protecting the planet - but it's not for everyone. Perhaps we should all…

Healthy Fats for Vegans | Plant-based Omega-3 and 6 Sources
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Healthy Fats for Vegans | Plant-based Omega-3 and 6 Sources

Lottie Bingham

While it is perfectly possible to consume a healthy and balanced diet derived solely from plants,…

Do Plant-based Diets Provide Enough Protein?
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Do Plant-based Diets Provide Enough Protein?

Klaus Hadwiger, Angelika Schulz

We've all heard the argument that plant-based diets don't provide us with enough protein - but is it…

Probiotics: The Science Behind Good Bacteria
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Probiotics: The Science Behind Good Bacteria

Carolina Moyano

Probiotics are often found in fermented foods, but not all fermented foods contain probiotics.…

Sourdough Starter: How it Works
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Sourdough Starter: How it Works

Sedeer el Showk

Baking sourdough bread has become an increasingly popular pastime and source of comfort for many…

How Fig Trees Restore Forests and Biodiversity
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How Fig Trees Restore Forests and Biodiversity

Molly Melvin

Widespread reforestation efforts are a key way to mitigate climate change, curtail habitat loss and…

Figs & Wasps | How are Figs Pollinated?
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Figs & Wasps | How are Figs Pollinated?

Molly Melvin

If you're anything like me, you've probably given little thought to figs - aside from how delicious…

Nutritional Yeast: How It’s Made
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Nutritional Yeast: How It’s Made

Samanta Oon

Nutritional yeast are golden powdery flakes that add a whiff of nutty, cheesy umami when sprinkled…

Banana Plantations | 3 Sustainable Practices
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Banana Plantations | 3 Sustainable Practices

Jane Alice Liu

Many banana plantations are known for their high water consumption and intensive use of chemical…

Tofu | How It’s Made
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Tofu | How It’s Made

Samanta Oon

Look into any modern-day tofu factory, and you will see the shiny gleam of machinery needed to…

Amino Acids | The Building Blocks of Protein
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Amino Acids | The Building Blocks of Protein

Lynn Liu

We tend to think that protein is a simple macronutrient your body needs. However, if you have ever…

Cashew Nuts: The Hidden Cost of Production
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Cashew Nuts: The Hidden Cost of Production

Molly Melvin

Alongside the dramatic rise in health-conscious and vegan diets, cashew nuts are fast becoming the…

Cashew Nuts | How It’s Made
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Cashew Nuts | How It’s Made

Molly Melvin

Brought over from Brazil, nurtured in India and commercialised worldwide, the cashew nut has become…

What Does the “Meatless” in Your Meatless Burger Really Mean?
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What Does the “Meatless” in Your Meatless Burger Really Mean?

Caleb Danziger

The world’s population is expanding, which means we need new techniques to feed ourselves…

Zero-Waste Restaurant | Lessons from FREA
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Zero-Waste Restaurant | Lessons from FREA

David Urry, David J. Suchy

The amount of food waste produced by restaurants can be staggering – with piles of unused food…

Ethical Food Choices | Opinion
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Ethical Food Choices | Opinion

Lottie Bingham

Despite being free from any food intolerances or allergies, there are a number of dietary…

Avocado Life Cycle & Food Waste
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Avocado Life Cycle & Food Waste

Silvia Lazzaris

Besides rodents and insect pests, fungi and plant diseases, human mishandling is one of the leading…

Avocado: The Cost of Production
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Avocado: The Cost of Production

Silvia Lazzaris

During my first year of university, I went to the supermarket to buy an avocado and (it’s with…

What Does Jackfruit Taste Like & How Do You Eat It?
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What Does Jackfruit Taste Like & How Do You Eat It?

Madhura Rao

Jackfruit can be enjoyed as a dessert, in a curry, mixed with barbecue sauce, and in so many other…

Where Does Jackfruit Come From and How Is It Grown?
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Where Does Jackfruit Come From and How Is It Grown?

Madhura Rao

A large, spiky, green-coloured fruit called ‘jackfruit’ has been making appearances at…

How chopping your veg changes its nutritional content
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How chopping your veg changes its nutritional content

Kelly Oakes

If you’re trying to eat healthily, vegetables are a no brainer. But did you know that how you…

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