Eating to Save the Planet Isn’t Just About What I Eat—It’s About What I Don’t

In three weeks of eating a diet that was devised by scientists to sustain a planet with 10 billion humans, I’ve learned about my own relationship with food and the ups and downs of eating in 2050. This week, I looked in my fridge and realised there’s one thing I’ve really been struggling with. Read More >>

For 30 Days, I’m Going to Eat Like I’m Trying to Save the Earth

There is perhaps no greater sign of how broken humanity’s relationship with the planet is than our food system. Carbon pollution from farming is running rampant, water resources are being depleted at an alarming rate, and obesity and starvation are simultaneously putting millions at risk. Read More >>

Should You Be Eating a High-Fat, Low-Carb Diet Like Keto? Scientists Weigh In

Diet fads often make the lofty claim that adjusting food habits one way or another will produce the dieter’s desired results. More specifically: Eat this, not that, and watch the pounds fall off. But diets are hard to sustain, and it seems like diet debunking is constantly calling into question what and how much we should be eating. Read More >>

Health Lobbyists Rebrand Legoland “Deep Fried Crap Land”

Legoland's attraction in Windsor has been visited by healthy food lobbyists, and the results show the food options offered to diners, particularly children, are about as nutritious as eating a Lego City 60193 Arctic Air Transport on its toasted instruction manual. Read More >>

Study: Eating Beef Jerky Might Be Linked to Manic Episodes in Some People

There is no singular cause of mental illness. Any number of things – our genes, environment, and even social mores – play a role in determining whether someone’s mental health will deteriorate to the point of being diagnosable as a disease. But researchers from Johns Hopkins have stumbled onto a possible trigger for manic episodes they didn’t expect to find: beef jerky. Read More >>

The Experiment That Made Chinese Takeaway Healthier

As anyone who’s made a habit of ordering late-night delivery well knows, these meals typically aren’t too healthy. And when it comes to heaping amounts of salt in these foods, there’s perhaps no greater culprit than Chinese takeaway. But a new study published last week in Public Health Reports details a strategy that helped Chinese restaurant owners and chefs in the US city of Philadelphia cut back on sodium without sacrificing taste. Read More >>

The World Health Organization Just Declared War on Trans Fats

The World Health Organization has announced a comprehensive plan to eliminate industrially produced trans-fatty acids from the global food supply by 2023. It’s a good idea — but the five-year plan may be overly ambitious. Read More >>

Scientists Reckon Your Personality May Be To Blame For Your Crappy Diet

Okay, so almost two in three adults are overweight or obese. We should work out why, right? Sure. Read More >>

High Carb or High Fat? Experts Weigh in on the Diet Debate

People with high carb diets are more likely to have poorer health than people with high fat diets, according to an international study of over 135,000 people from 18 countries. Read More >>

Ancient Humans Didn’t Eat Each Other For the Calories

Humans have been eating other humans since the beginning of time, but the motivations behind this macabre practice are complex and often unclear. Some anthropologists say prehistoric cannibals were just trying to grab a nutritious snack, but new research shows that human flesh—as tasty as it is—doesn’t pack the same caloric punch as wild animals. In other words, cannibalism wasn’t worth the trouble given alternatives. Read More >>

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Eight Futuristic Foods You’ll Be Eating in 30 Years

We ate some weird shit in 2016. A person born in the year 1000 AD definitely wouldn’t comprehend a Dorito. He certainly wouldn’t understand why Frosties are 'grrrreat', and if you showed him a Twinkie, he’d probably burn you at the stake. But the way things are headed, our food is bound to get a lot weirder. Read More >>

Ancient Stone Tools Hint at the Real Paleo Diet

Archaeologists have discovered a treasure trove of ancient stone tools at a dig near Azraq, Jordan, some of which still contain traces of animal residue. A number of food items on this bona fide palaeolithic menu will be familiar to the modern eater, while others, well, not so much. Read More >>

We Can Finally Stop Demonising Butter

An analysis by Tufts University researchers has failed to find a link between butter consumption and cardiovascular disease. And hallelujah to that. The ongoing hysteria against butter can now finally come to an end. Read More >>

Ireland Tipped to Top Europe’s Obesity Scales by 2030

A World Health Organization report on the dwindling health and expanding waistlines of the EU population has singled out Ireland as one of the worst offenders, suggesting that a staggering 89 per cent of all Irish men may be overweight or obese by the year 2030 if they don't stop with the crisps and biscuits. Read More >>

A Powder Made From Bacteria Waste Could Curb Overeating 

The bacteria living in our guts play in an active role is feeding us, whether it's breaking down nutrients our own stomachs can't handle, or synthesising vitamins. Here's one more intriguing piece of the puzzle: a molecule excreted by the bacteria digesting fibre makes us feel more full. Read More >>