A collection of articles and newsletter about different aspects of the food system

Please don’t buy groceries online [food waste special issue]

Food waste is a problem on so many levels, it’s hard to know where to start: it’s not just the food in itself, it’s a source of pollution and waste of money, water and labour. Like all huge issues, it has many concurring causes and almost as many possible solutions....

Love is not an ingredient, gluten-free wheat bread and other stories

Let’s start this year with a couple of things I’ve been up to recently. State of indoor farming for 2017. I worked on this report for agtech start-up Agrylist. It’s based on data from a questionnaire filled by 150+ indoor farmers worldwide. Inside you’ll find an...

Pink Chickens, a Flawed Bull and Amazon Stealing the Show

Here's the July issue of my food-tech curated newsletter. To receive it in your inbox every 4-6 weeks, you can subscribe here. The latest in design: pink chickens What do you get when you mix environmental activism, design and gene editing technology? Pink chickens!...

Why Stevia May Win and Your Start-Up May Fail

The search for a sugar substitute that does less damage to people's health and gives the same feelings is in full swing, but food technologists are finding out it's not an easy task. The thing is: sugar is bad, but it's also a chemical masterpiece. Right now, stevia...