Food

04 May 2017

Society depends on farmers to feed the world. Many agriculture techniques from the past exacerbated problems, such as...

09 February 2017

Vegetables rejected by European shops for the way they look are being used as dinner ingredients in Kenya, in a bid to...

19 January 2017

The part of the brain that makes you feel full could be impaired in babies of obese mothers, researchers believe –...

06 January 2017

Why this is one therapy that should be flushed down the lavatory...

26 November 2016

Think of the horsemeat scandal. Do the ingredients in your ready meal match the labelling? There is no better way to...

10 October 2016

Would you eat insects to save the planet and improve your health?

24 March 2016

Is gluten really something we should all be cutting from our diets? And just what causes coeliac disease?

25 February 2016

Beetles, wasps and flies could be at the forefront of the next agricultural revolution...

25 July 2013

Cutting-edge research in epigenetics - the ways in which the environment can affect the behavior of genes - is changing...

07 November 2011

Dating codes are placed on food to indicate the food is safe to eat before this date. But how are these dates decided,...

07 July 2007

Mention plastics and most people think of polythenes, perspex and other oil-based nasties that never break down. But...

20 April 2007

Whether you love or loath the white stuff, it is unavoidable on your TV and in your paper. What is milk, is it good for...

24 May 2006

Although the summer appears to have ended, I thought I would deal with something that provides a perfect opportunity to...

07 September 2005

The Chilean Sea Bass, or Patagonian Toothfish, is a very tasty fish particularly popular in America. Gene looks into...

29 June 2005

I am supposed to write about one of my great passions, drinking wine.

11 May 2005

The recently discovered traces of ricin in a makeshift laboratory in a flat in London have caused a media frenzy over...

25 August 2004

Or for that matter, if you eat a chilled chilli pepper, what will happen? Dalya considers these questions and...

11 August 2004

I am organising a public event in Oxford entitled "The Science of Wine Tasting". I thought that people would...

12 May 2004

What is a DNA fingerprint and how can it help you to solve crimes, identify a baby's father and suss out the best...