Now the good news: we waste food

Throwing food away is a positive symptom of affluence.

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Labelling GM foods is a bad idea

How to deal with the argument that we need to be ‘warned’ about GM foods.

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The paternalism being served up with school meals

What could be a big help to parents is really about taking choices away from them.

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Defusing the ‘heart disease timebomb’

An obesity scare story that lacks, er, weight.

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Food security: running away from the world

The desire for the UK to be more self-reliant is a bad idea.

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The myth of an obesity timebomb

Children are healthier and happier than ever before, whatever well-paid scaremongers might claim.

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Frankenburger? Tuck in

Lab-grown burgers are a smart idea, whatever eco-minded food snobs might say.

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Confectionery: the new contraband

A little girl from Watford has been sent home from a school trip - for eating chocolate.

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Obesity is not a disease, it’s a body shape

Classifying obesity as a disease will open up a vast swathe of the population to state-approved bullying.

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Save the world - eat an insect

Being corralled into eating beetles and wasps to save the planet is enough to put you right off your food.

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