Category Archives: Food

One thing we have learnt this week- pollinator losses

A paper has come out this week on UK pollinator losses.  This paper does not directly look at numbers, but instead looks at range an habitat.  The study was based on the work of volunteers between 1980 to 2013.  The … Continue reading

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Grass fed artificial meat

I heard an article on the news about grass fed artificial meat this morning.  This was from a group from a University in the South of England trying a new approach.  The artificial meat cells were grass fed but in culture.  … Continue reading

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Diet for the planet

We have just spent a week following the EAT commission’s “diet for the planet” based on a healthy diet that the planet could produce sustainably for a population of 10bn (see here).  Its got lots of nuts, legumes and vegtables … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – food from air

George Monbiot wrote an article on a weird sounding idea “food from air” in the Guardian this week.  All bacteria need an energy source (a source of electrons).  Most bacteria also need a carbon source (usually the same molecule e.g. … Continue reading

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The future of agriculture

I’ve been thinking about the future of agriculture this week.  This first arose since I read a very interesting article on the use of robots in agriculture.  They are already in use to a limited extent.  At the moment robots … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – food deserts

We have learnt this week that more than a million people in the UK live in food deserts.  These are poorer places where either a lack of transport or supermarkets or other food shops make the purchase of healthy food … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – climate change is bad for crop yields

Climate change is bad for crop yields.  That much has been shown to be true his week.  We have had a fantastic summer (now firmly over in this part of the Northern hemisphere).   But crop and animal feed yields have … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – is a healthy diet sustainable?

Is a healthy diet sustainable?  Listening to the radio this morning there is a new diet and health study out that suggests diets (such as the Aitkins) that substitute protein and fat for carbohydrates may not be good for you. … Continue reading

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Insect Armageddon

I’ve been thinking about insect armageddon a bit over the last few days.  With one of these rare very hot summers (by that I mean no rain and consistent sunny days) I have been out in the garden a lot.  … Continue reading

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Green Lemons

One of the big supermarkets in the UK has decided to sell green lemons.  These are exactly the same as yellow lemons apparently, but we expect them to be yellow.  Or the supermarkets think we expect them to be yellow?  … Continue reading

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