The Food Chain

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The Food Chain

Inheriting grandma's pan

We may be living in a disposable age, but many of us probably own at least one hand-me-down pot,...

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Who owns seeds?

Today’s seed industry is dominated by a handful of companies. Approximately 60% of the...

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Food for mood

Mental health is a hugely complex issue with many causes. There’s no simple answer, then,...

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The Flavourists

Meet the flavourists – the people who bring together art and science to create the flavours...

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Inside food safety scares

Food contamination is a serious public health problem around the world. The World Health...

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Tomorrow’s food crops

Climate change means that, in many parts of the world, the way we farm is no longer working....

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Running a restaurant with your relatives

Running a restaurant is hard enough, but what if there’s family involved? In this episode,...

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Liquid gold: the price of cooking oil

Vegetable oil is one of many foods that has seen big price rises in the last year. Not only is...

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What can we do about drought?

Water shortages are getting worse with climate change. In the Horn of Africa, long periods...

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The food illustrators

Meet the artists tasked with creating pictures that look good enough to eat. If it wasn’t...

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Fuelling a female footballer

Good quality nutrition is key to sporting success. But while plenty of research exists on the...

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Why use food for fuel?

Biofuels are a way to make our cars, lorries and even planes run on renewable fuel. They’re...

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In search of a food champion

From tackling poverty and hunger, to maggot farming, to harnessing the power of seaweed - since...

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The fungi kingdom

It’s not just fauna and flora, there’s a third, much overlooked kingdom of life...

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Lemn Sissay: My life in five dishes

The internationally acclaimed poet and playwright Lemn Sissay OBE shares the story of his life by...

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Menopause and diet

The menopause can cause all sorts of changes in your body – weight gain, hot flushes,...

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What's up with airline food?

Aeroplane food doesn’t have the greatest reputation. Though it might be easy to blame an...

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The recipe translators

Many chefs reach global status, with international demand for their latest book. Spare a thought...

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Shop like the Queen

As Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II marks 70 years on the throne, we find out how you get a royal...

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Feeding the imagination

What do writers eat to stoke their creative fires? George Orwell is said to have had a...

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