Don’t be shy, science is here

Scientists are nerdy, often lack social skills, and have an appalling sense of fashion. Not the best characteristics to entice support but don’t let all that put you off. Scientists are critical to the survival of...

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...

Farmers supported Trump

Farmers are expected to be conservative, it’s almost a given. But really it is their attitude to risk driven by extremes of cost, uncertainty and sheer hard work of producing food for sale — together this is more than...

Should I lie to you?

I should not lie to you, my mum, his Holiness the Pope, and especially not to myself. Become a politician and this basic rule of morality falls away. At least this is their ruse. It cannot persist...

The 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...

The bible tells me so

Wilderness may no longer exist because we have dominion. Manipulation of nature into goods and services is what humans do well. Better than any other organism. Can we keep doing it?

What is good food?

Food is the F in FED. It’s all about food production, how and what is grown to supply the human population with 22 trillion kilocalories each and every day. Clearly a miraculous achievement, but can we keep it going?

What is a good diet?

Diet is the D in FED. It is intimately connected to food production and the ecological engine that we rely on to meet food demand. Here we explain more about our definition of diet...

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