Sweets and violence

Study suggests kids who are given sweets every day are more likely to be violent in adulthood.

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Sweets and violence

Study suggests kids who are given sweets every day are more likely to be violent in adulthood.

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How to avoid that food waste…

Buy what you need, don’t worry about use-by dates too much, buy at less wasteful shops…

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Still opposing GM after all these years

Verlyn Klinkenborg argues that GM, despite the wide usage in the US, is still the wrong way to go.

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Out of tuna

Is it the end of the line for a ban on bluefish tuna fishing?

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Somalia faces food crisis

Country faces ‘worst humanitarian crisis in war-torn Somalia in 18 years’ according to the FAO.

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Are we consuming unhealthy food campaigns?

Sandy Szwarc at Junkfood Science looks at how a belief that something can make you ill can produce genuine psychosomatic illness.

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You’ll never be ethical enough

Alex Renton bemoans how ethical brands have sold out to The Man.

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What’s the Future of Food?

New online debate begins on Spiked.

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Food shortages follow drought in Kenya

People are accustomed to drought conditions. But is there a new cycle where the droughts come more regularly, because of climate change?

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