1. From vegan beef to fishless filets, meat substitutes are on the rise

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    October 20, 2014 by Tess Riley

    When asked to investigate the fascinating world of meat substitutes for the Guardian recently, I was keen to get stuck …
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  2. A cautionary tale about supermarkets and carrot juice

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    October 9, 2014 by Tess Riley

    The future...

    My latest obsession is carrot juice. It’s a funny obsession, one that begins healthily enough with the supportive reassurance that …
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  3. Astronaut food, women’s rights, and the rise of spirulina

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    September 25, 2014 by Tess Riley

    Schoolchildren in Madurai on the spirulina programme

    Hailed by health obsessives as the superfood to conquer all and keep us wrinkle-free, spirulina may be able to play …
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  4. Made in Hackney

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    September 16, 2014 by Tess Riley

    Made in Hackney

    I’ve just read that local food kitchen Made In Hackney has been nominated in the Best Educator category for the Urban Food Awards. …
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  5. Is the Ice Bucket Challenge a catalyst for long-term behaviour change?

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    September 12, 2014 by Tess Riley

    Rita Ora does the Ice Bucket Challenge on the NYC Streets, New York, America - 18 Aug 2014

    We’ve done it in onesies, we’ve done it with desert sand, Matt Damon’s even done it with toilet water. But …
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  6. Interactive bugs put the spotlight on e-waste

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    August 31, 2014 by Tess Riley

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    The World Bank estimates that approximately three-quarters of the global population now has at least one mobile phone – gadgets …
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  7. Coconut water – another example of how we’re failing our farmers?

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    August 18, 2014 by Tess Riley

    Coconut-on-the-beach-in-Phi-Phi-island

     Once the drink of exotic holidays and childhood funfairs, coconut water is now the de rigueur beverage available in food …
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