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Idea/Ethics

Why vegetarians should be prepared to bend their own rules

Alberto Giubilini

Essay/Bioethics

The pig on your plate

That pigs are smart and sensitive is not in doubt. How can we justify continuing to kill them for food?

Barbara J King

Idea/Anthropology

It’s not that your teeth are too big: your jaw is too small

Peter Ungar

Idea/Poverty & Development

There is a simple way to improve the world’s food systems

Peter A Coclanis

Essay/Illness & Disease

The case against sugar

A potent toxin that alters hormones and metabolism, sugar sets the stage for epidemic levels of obesity and diabetes

Gary Taubes

Idea/Human Evolution

How we evolved from drunken monkeys to boozy humans

Robert Dudley

Video/Making

Trapped, boiled, devoured: how to eat well in the wild

7 minutes

Essay/Food & Drink

Hot stuff

Pepperheads love the hit of a habanero, the kick of a bhut jolokia. But what’s the allure of a fruit designed to repel?

Kendra Pierre-Louis

Essay/Ethics

Execution at Happy Farm

Which world would be better: one in which all meat is grown in a lab or one which still contains humanely farmed animals?

Rhys Southan

Video/Food & Drink

Street food in motion: a chicken’s journey from coop to plate in Bamako, Mali

4 minutes

Video/Sports & Games

‘Pool to table’: on the leisurely challenge of indoor shrimp fishing in Taiwan

3 minutes

Video/Cognition & Intelligence

Can you season seafood with ocean sounds? One of the many ways senses interact

5 minutes

Idea/Food & Drink

Foodie localism loves farming in theory, but not in practice

Debbie Weingarten

Video/Food & Drink

Delicious but cruel. Can foie gras be produced and enjoyed ethically?

4 minutes

Idea/Stories & Literature

Is ‘devouring’ books a sign of superficiality in a reader?

Louise Adams

Video/Food & Drink

Why you might want to be a simple oyster in the next life

1 minutes

Idea/Food & Drink

Delicious is disgusting: how one word conquered food porn

David Andrew Stoler

Idea/Genetics

New genetic engineering is slipping past old regulations

Jennifer Kuzma

Video/Food & Drink

The best way to eat an oyster is the way you like it at the moment you crave it

5 minutes

Essay/Food & Drink

Recipe for success

Who should we admire more: the Michelin-starred chef with his teams and glamour, or the unsung but brilliant cook?

Julian Baggini

Idea/Food & Drink

In praise of artificial food

Rachel Laudan

Essay/Ecology & Environmental Sciences

Splat goes the theory

Local and organic is a romantic myth – the future of sustainable agriculture is all about smart technology and scaling up

Louise O Fresco

Video/Addiction

How cooking for yourself can free you from the grip of salt, sugar and fat

2 minutes

Video/Cities

Mumbai’s amazing lunch couriers bring office workers home-cooked meals every day

4 minutes

Video/Poverty & Development

Can a traditional practice still be beautiful when it indicates poverty?

1 minutes

Video/Bioethics

Why finding creative ways to end our reliance on meat may be a moral imperative.

3 minutes

Essay/Food & Drink

Canon of taste

Can we restore the world’s culinary masterpieces by rescuing the lost ingredients and flavours that inspired them?

Jill Neimark

EXCLUSIVE
Video/Memoir

Kinder’s chocolate eggs are banned in the US. Enter the Kinder-egg smuggler

6 minutes

Video/Nature & Environment

In central Italy, hunting truffles is a loving partnership between man and dog

5 minutes

Essay/Ethics

The art of butchery

How we lost touch with animals, life and death, and learned to find butchery repulsive while eating more meat than ever

Amanda Giracca