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,...

So You Think You Know What GMO Means?

This is issue number 8 of The Circle, and so far, I have somehow managed to placidly stay away from the topic of GMOs. Time to dive right in then, starting with a simple premise: it’s practically impossible to define them. Or, to put it better,...

What Shaped Cities? Food

I: Sustainability How do broccoli get to Times Square? Or in other words, how do you feed a big city, making sure millions of people get fed every day with fresh food? Just like babies don't come from under cabbage leaves, cabbages aren't born...

Just So You Know, Nutritional Science Is a Mess

The food we eat Poor nutrition If you, like me, are interested in nutrition, sooner or later you’ll feel the frustration of seeing how, for each expert saying that a given food is good for you, there’s one saying exactly the opposite. We would...

The Long March of Chickens

Where food is going Wherever they may roam It all started last September, when Mc Donald’s announced they were moving to cage-free eggs, and then it just snowballed: now, all major fast food chains have committed to doing the same. The chicken...

Is It the End of Pasta as We Know It?

Where food is going Trendy and trending in 2016 What trends are in store in the food world for 2016? For the most part, a continuation of what was already happening in 2015: consumers want more healthy, natural and possibly sustainable food. As...

Hunting Whales Just to Prove a Point

December 2015 issue Sustainability We kill whales, so what? Whale hunting is banned worldwide, except for scientific purposes. And when Japan declared the intention of hunting 333 minke whales, that was exactly the reason, or at least that's...

Hello and welcome to my blog. There are three categories.

Food: old newsletters and articles with oddities, interesting facts and personal opinions about the world of food

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Resources for authors: interviews and case studies for authors of non-fiction books.