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

What Your Receipt Is Not Telling You

There’s no such thing as a free lunch. And there’s no such thing as cheap food either, in spite of its prices constantly falling. Higher yields in agriculture seem to make both producers and consumers happy, but something or someone will be taking the toll, in the...

Meatocalypse One Year After: Are We Eating Less Of It?

Remember, one year ago, when WHO's agency IARC (International Agency for Research on Cancer), classified red meat as “probably carcinogenic to humans”, and processed red meat as “carcinogenic to humans”? Although the way the IARC works is not without controversy, that...

And yet It Moves! How Meat Consumption Has Changed

When the WHO classified red meat as “probably carcinogenic,” and processed red meat as “carcinogenic” to humans, at the end of 2015, it was the ultimate final straw on a horrible year for the industry. Sales had reached their lowest point in many countries, and it...

From Naples to Mars and Back: the Future of Pizza is Here

What’s new in pizza? The last time it made sense to ask this question was at the end of the 18th century, when people in Naples started to add tomato sauce to their flatbread, inventing pizza as we know it. After that, not much changed. Now however, we can safely say...

Is Health Journalism Giving Science a Bad Name?

Coffee today is like God in the Old Testament: it will either save you or kill you, depending on how much you believe in its magic powers. John Oliver, comedian. I think the way to live your life is to find the study that sounds best to you, and to go with that. Some...