Insect farming: new food on a global scale

Image description: a brown grasshopper. Large-scale insect breeding for human consumption is thought to represent a sustainable solution for growing food demand. With climate change, loss of biodiversity, and rising pressure on resources posing a threat to current food supply chains, new systems are needed to ‘future-proof’ meals and address food inequity. In order to […]

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An Ode to Cowley Tesco

Image description: supermarket shelves with groceries. There were three stages of my reaction to the news that the Cowley Road Tesco would be closing until the autumn: denial, panic, and somewhat successful attempts to adjust. First came the denial. One quiet morning a newsletter came through my letterbox announcing the closure of said Tesco for […]

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Food for Thought

You may have heard the saying “go West, … go West! There is health in the country…!” and that may well be true provided you are not talking about the typical western diet. This diet, followed inadvertently by millions, features some of the highest levels of processed and refined foods with high sugar, salt and […]

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