Annabel Slater

Annabel Slater


Annabel Slater is a freelance writer particularly interested in science, genetics and microbiology, as well as an occasional artist, filmmaker and animator. 


She has been an editor of BioNews and Science for Environment Policy, a resident artist for the Schmidt Ocean Institute, a BBC researcher and science story writer. She also works in science visualisation and animation at the University of Glasgow.

Articles by Annabel Slater

Sourdough | History Rises Again

How ancient is your sourdough?

Food on Ships | Secrets to Preserving Food

What did sailors used to eat?

Agro Robots | Which Robots Actually Work On Farms?

Can harvesting robots handle fruits and vegetables?

Edible Insects | Ask the Expert

What do we need to know about edible bugs?

The Secrets of Wasabi

You might never have tasted the real thing

Reusing Olive Waste | Ask the Expert

Is there a better use for the by-products of olive oil?

Alternative Protein Sources

9 Different ways to meet your protein needs

Alexa, How Should We Farm?

Farms use artificial intelligence?!

Circular Microfarms | What They Can Teach Us

Do farms really need to be big to succeed?

How Potatoes Shape Our Past, Present, and Future

The humble staple feeding the world

Why are some egg yolks so orange?

Cracking the colour of egg yolks

Gene Edited Food

When will we be eating gene-edited food?

Why Soil Matters

Is soil health the core of our agricultural future?

Used Coffee Grounds | What To Do With Them

Did you know you can upcycle used coffee grounds?

AI and the Future of Flavour

Artificial intelligence helps us learn what we actually like

What Are Antinutrients?

Should we worry about them?

4 Ways To Prevent Food Waste

Some ways are a bit more obvious than others

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