Kelly Oakes

Kelly Oakes


Kelly Oakes is a freelance writer covering science, health, and technology. She's written about everything from giant fatbergs clogging sewers to the heat death of the universe, and once explained string theory through 34 carefully-selected cat gifs


She has written for New Scientist, the i paper, BBC Future, Nature, Women's Health, and more. Previously she was science editor at BuzzFeed UK. 

Articles by Kelly Oakes

Plastic Wrap Alternatives for Sustainable Food Storage

What’s the most sustainable way to store leftover food?

Urban Farming | Grow Your Own Food

How to grow food in cities!

Titanium Dioxide in Food | Is It Safe?

Could this white food colouring be harming our health?

How chopping your veg changes its nutritional content

What happens to our veggies when we cut them?

Perfectly Ripe Fruits | How Do They Do It?

How do we find perfectly ripe fruit in the supermarket?

4 Surprising Foods That Have More Calcium Than Milk

What other foods are a good calcium source?

Do you know the carbon footprint of these common foods?

Which foods are most carbon-intensive?

Eco-friendly Christmas Foods: 3 Sustainable Alternatives

Reduce the impact of your festive feasts.

4 Low-tech Food Hacks to Make the Most of Your Food

Take advantage of the things you already own.

Protein & Biodiversity | How 5 Common Protein Sources Affect Biodiversity

How does our choices of protein impact biodiversity?

How Cooking Affects the Nutrients in Your Food

Cooking doesn't only change the taste.

3 Common Sweet Treats | How They Impact Biodiversity

Did you know that growing food impacts biodiversity too?

Kimchi & Kombucha | How It’s Made

Everything you need to know about fermentation.

Do you know the water footprint of these common foods?

Actually yes? How much water is used in the production of our food...

The Surprising Sources of Protein That Are Not Animal Products

You don’t have to eat meat in order to get enough protein.

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