Scientists' success in producing synthetic vanilla flavouring means it is used 99% of the time. So why does the price of genuine beans keep rising?
The great British curry crisis.
The world’s first lab-grown beef burger, the result of years of research by Dutch scientist Mark Post at the University of Maastricht.
We might be able to grow artificial meat but are people really prepared to eat such produce over meat from farmed animals?
Getting food on to our plates out of season relies on a fragile business ecosystem. The latest shortages show how easily this can break down.
Pastry or fruit? Dietary guidelines aren’t helping us make the best food choices.
Dietary guidelines fail to change our eating habits. So, how can we make them more relevant?
And not a steak in sight.
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Sausages, hamburger patties, lamb chops and T-bone steak. There is nothing like the traditional barbecue on Australia Day.
Tea and Damper by A . M. Ebsworth.
From Digital Collection of the State Library of Victoria.
The first European settlers in Australia used a dizzying array of flora and fauna in their kitchens – but they cooked them in a traditional British style.
Fields of gold: Australia’s wheat industry contributes more than A$5 billion to the economy each year.
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Australia's wheat harvest has stalled over the past 26 years, and worsening weather is to blame.
Malawi is a country that’s particularly vulnerable to the impact of drought and flood.
Understanding the connections between basic food demands and accessibility to water and energy is important when it comes to climate change and its impact on agriculture and livelihoods.
Cash for veg.
Here are some tips to get your picky eater into lifelong healthy habits.
Here is what we know about eating in different positions.
Africa is home to a rich diversity of edible insects like mopani worms.
Insects have often been described with words like "disgusting" and the idea of eating them horrifies some people. But this needs to change as they can be an important food source.
Your phone can be a great way to get your fridge in order.
Is your New Year's resolution to cut your food waste? The answer could be closer than you think.
Eating healthfully adds up quickly.
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Consumers tend to think that healthy foods have to cost more than their less nutritional counterparts. New psychological research looks at how pervasive this is.
Food tattoos run the gamut of knuckle tattoos to cake mixers.
From images of knives to cupcakes, foodies are increasingly etching their identity on their skin. And for chefs, tattoos are markers of non-conformity, self promotion and resilience, as a new book testifies.
Look tasty? It depends what’s in it.
3D printed food is already here, but not everyone is convinced it looks edible.
Strawberry Santas are an adorable addition to the evolving traditions of Christmas food.
Christmas foods are evolving. Purists may sniff but what are traditional foods other than past trends that have stuck?
Your local supermarket offers a variety of hams.
Free range, sow stall free - you'll find a number of different types of ham on the market this Christmas. But what do they mean?
Research has yet to reveal why and how obesity rates have surged around the world in the past few decades.
Rice paddies are one of the major sources of methane in agriculture.
Methane concentrations in the atmosphere are growing at a faster rate than any time in the past 20 years.