A human rights-based approach to food production will have environmental, social and economic benefits.
The hidden costs of industrial food production include immense health and environmental impacts. These include millions of deaths, climate change, pollution and biodiversity loss.
A farmer walks through a rice paddy in India’s northeastern state of Assam.
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A new study provides a detailed way to calculate the climate impact of food production, which could lead to more sustainable farming policies and methods.
Families found themselves in need of food assistance during the pandemic.
While the food insecurity rate held steady in 2020, the racial hunger gap increased.
The environmental footprint of reusable containers may not be as light as we think.
Reusable containers may have to be reused many times to offset their negative environmental impacts - improving recycling infrastructure could be the answer.
The Grand Véfour has been serving fine dining to Parisians for more than 200 years.
The first restaurants in Paris were based on the medicinal powers of soup, but these establishments soon transformed into the temples to gastronomy we know today.
George Green – the son of distiller Nathan ‘Nearest’ Green – was one of seven generations of the Green family who worked for the Jack Daniel’s distillery.
Black Americans’ contributions to some of the country’s most iconic dishes and spirits are finally starting to be recognized in the media and in museum exhibitions.
Americans throw away around $5.89 billion worth of frozen food a year.
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Scientists are looking for safe new ways to prevent ice from damaging food in frozen storage, which costs consumers billions of dollars a year in wasted food.
Catherine Price, sociologist, and Nicola Patron, synthetic plant biologist, discuss the promises, dangers and concerns around gene edited and GM crops.
Plastic pollution is one of the defining problems of our century.
Making environmentally friendly choices is complex: here’s a guide to help you at home or out shopping.
A customer shops at a drive-thru farmers market in Overland Park, Kansas, on May 2, 2020.
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Farmers markets aren’t just for yuppies – they are increasingly serving customers at all social and economic levels, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.
A new report calls for a greener and fairer food system in England.
The entrance to Chez Panisse in Berkeley, California.
‘Local, organic, sustainable’ are common buzzwords on US restaurant menus now, but it wasn’t always that way. Alice Waters and her restaurant, Chez Panisse, helped put them there.
Pescatarians might frustrate purist vegetarians, but the issues surrounding fish are quite different to meat.
The co-founder of a takeout business called The Bussdown plates a dish at the ghost kitchen he cooks out of in Oakland.
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The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated their spread.
UK pig farms have some of the highest welfare standards in the world.
Converting food waste to animal feed – or reducing it altogether by supermarkets working with farmers – could save millions of tonnes of food from being discarded. It could also help raise animal welfare standards.
Zooarchaeological data recording.
The presence of pig bones in a refuse dump from Islamic Iberia can tell you a lot about who was doing the eating back then.
Rooibos tea is the first African product to receive EU protected designation. What does this mean for the region where it’s grown?
GM proponents say the technology leads to better crop yields and may solve food shortages and reduce pests. Opponents say GM is a threat to the environment and humans. So where does the truth lie?
New processed food products might contain what would otherwise be waste from other foods.
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The cost of food that gets trashed anywhere between the farm and your plate is hundreds of billions of dollars a year in just the US. But a lot can be salvaged as ingredients for other food products.
Food prices are poised to become higher post-pandemic. But using technology smartly and humanely can put the brakes to food price inflation.
How to keep food prices down? Use technology to change the way we produce food and public policy to ensure there’s a fair price put on things like climate change, human labour and animal welfare.