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Sometimes you read a well-meaning research article and all is well until, boom, it hits you. The authors are from somewhere beyond the Orion nebula, over 1,300 light years away. Here is evidence that the aliens have...

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Why did the snail cross the road?

Why indeed? A snail has no notion of roads, what they are made of or what they are used for or even that it is lousy habitat for a gastropod. So what, you might ask...

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Finding solutions to future food

Humans are good at errors. We love telling people that they are wrong even when our pot is as burnt as their kettle. Critiques are not enough to shape our future...

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Meatless Monday?

It might make you feel good to go meatless on a Monday. But what about the billions of people who do not have the luxury of such a choice? Where do they get their nutrients?

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Should farmers be indentured servants?

Modern food production is geared for profit. The producer has less and less control over the process that sets input costs and price. Is it time for governments to intervene to support the family farm?

Rising inequality and food

The good, the bad, and the ugly of capitalism are with everyone now. Inequality is especially insidious with the concentration of wealth and access to food creating a wicked conundrum...

Why rare species might not matter

Alloporus constantly bangs on about why biodiversity is not a synonym for conservation. Sustainably FED agrees, and here we discuss why… Spoiler alert — rare is not what matters most.

Priorities for our food system

Humanity has a great need for food. We exist in unprecedented numbers and every person has a calorific and nutrient demand just to keep body and soul together. This has put food production and diet in the spotlight...

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The monumental 22 trillion a day challenge

Humanity has faced many challenges from famine, war and pestilence to climate change and COVID-19. So far we have overcome them all through fortitude, imagination and sacrifice. However, the biggest challenge awaits...

Eat more sugar, seriously

The prevalence of obesity across the world has nearly tripled in the last 40 years. Over 13% of adults are obese and one in three are overweight. The reason is an overabundance of calories and a lot of them come from...

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