Silvia Lazzaris

Silvia Lazzaris

Head of Content


Silvia is an Italian freelance journalist, writer, and editor at FoodUnfolded® – your go-to person for pitches about the food system's hidden costs, fragility, and resilience. In her work, she often tackles ethical conundrums related to the implementation of new technologies, and the impact of human practices on the environment and local communities. She is also determined to convince the world that Pilates is not the umpteenth cucumber-water fitness class that some people make it out to be. Her guilty pleasure: watching celebrity interviews on YouTube. 


After graduating from her MSc in Science Communications at Imperial College London, Silvia has published on several international media outlets, including Corriere della Sera, BBC, and Wired UK. Together with a group of European journalists, Silvia is a 2020 grantee of the IJ4EU fund for cross-border investigative journalism in Europe, released by the European Journalism Centre. Between 2018 and 2020, Silvia also worked for KCA London, producing content for the master-planning of museums and cultural destinations around the world with a focus on cultural interpretation and cultural diplomacy. She co-authored the book Patterns in Art published in 2019 by Abbeville Press in the United States, and shortlisted for both the AWDA Women in Design Award and the Communication Arts Design Award. She is currently writing her second book.

Articles by Silvia Lazzaris

Avocado: The Cost of Production

What is its social & environmental impact?

Rice | The Italian Way

How does Italy produce its famous risotto rice?

Avocado Life Cycle & Food Waste

How much avocado goes to waste?

Quarantine Stories: Elsa, Italy

Elsa shares how she has adapted to quarantine.

Is Organic Food Really Better?

We’re going organic. But it’s no silver bullet.

Coronavirus Crisis | 6 Positive Social Initiatives

How are communities coming together to help?

The Rise of Eating Alone

A Case Study: The South Korean “Honbap”

4 Modern Foods That Are Actually Ancient

Can you believe ketchup was invented thousands of years ago?

Quarantine Stories: Paolo, Italy

Paolo shares how his family has adapted to quarantine.

Is Sugar The New Tobacco?

Decades of skewed science targeting our sweet tooth

What is the Real Environmental Impact of Beef Production?

When it comes to environmental impact, not all meat is created equal.

Seafood Fraud in The Supply Chain

What is it, why does it happen, and what can be done to prevent it?

Does Sugar Damage Our Health?

Yes - but not for the reasons you might think.

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