From food to sex: defend spontaneity


Whether we’re drinking or fornicating, why are we always being told to ‘stop, think, proceed with caution’?

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Food price crisis: feasting on apocalyptic porn


Observers and officials are using reports of a food crisis to scaremonger about everything from population growth to modern technology.

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Food Price Crisis: the world won’t starve just yet


Prices have leapt due to growing demand, but we can feed the world if we refuse to allow irrational ideas – like environmentalism – to get in the way.

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Let’s call a ceasefire in the ‘war on obesity’


In tackling an imaginary fat epidemic, the government is intruding into our lives, guilt-tripping parents and stigmatising chubby children.

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Once we worried about getting enough food. Now we seem to fret about having too much food, or about what food might do to us and the planet. This website is designed to be an antidote to food fears.

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