The appliance of science

Science and technology – we can’t knock it. Food manufacturers have found it helps them produce more efficiently at a time when the world’s population is growing.

Bigger than the plate

It’s very apt that the V&A’s food exhibition Bigger than the plate takes place at a time when Britons are becoming more conscious of what they eat, and the packaging in which food is presented.

Out of this world

The news that a lab in Georgia is mimicking growing wine on Mars is welcome.

Waste – everyone’s plate is full

We have a methodology, now all we need is commitment (and creativity) above and beyond. The EU has set out ways to measure food waste and aims to support member states quantify waste levels at each stage of the supply chain.

Fake it ’til you make it

Burger King has announced that it is rolling out its Impossible Whopper, a plant-based alternative to its classic Whopper, across the US. The burger is made using patties from Impossible Foods, and ingredients include soy protein, potato protein, coconut oil, sunflower oil, and heme. Heme, a soy-based compound found in plants and meat, gives the […]

Let’s take stock

Prepping for food stockpiles – is this where two years-plus of debate around Brexit has taken us? It beggars belief that some believe we have to hoard.

Diet? Just fork-get it

I’m going to start my first blog by asking a question. What is the one thing you find the hardest when it comes to maintaining a diet?

Fat lot of use

‘Super-sized’ Easter eggs are a risk to health because of the amount of sugar they contain, according to campaigners.

Time to take comfort

Figures released this week reveal that food and drink exports increased by 2.5% to £22.6bn from January to December 2018, when compared to the same period in 2017.

Lame to blame early evening advertising

This week’s latest ‘let’s blame the food industry for fat kids’ update is that junk food adverts on TV and online could be banned before 9pm as part of government plans to fight childhood obesity.

Navigating uncharted waters

I attended an EU exit meeting last week at which the industry was given an update on Brexit progress (or not, as the case may be, amid continued whispers that Article 50 will be extended until the end of June).

Hey vegans, don’t milk it!

Now, I’m all for people making lifestyle choices (I, for example, go boxing several times a week, drink wine rather more frequently than that, enjoy the odd chicken curry but also love a mushroom risotto). But no one really needs to know that. Why would anyone care?

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