Category: food

Fermenting a revolution

I believe this is the most important environmental technology ever developed. It might be all that now stands between us and Earth systems collapse.

The Coming Hunger

As environmental breakdown threatens to render large parts of the planet unfarmable, how can mass starvation best be averted?

Feel the Burn

While millions starve, crops are used to feed cars. It’s obscene.

The Erosion of Memory

A famine is being forced on the people of Tigray, the scene of one of the world’s greatest environmental success stories.

Breaking the Chain

A crucial link in the food chain has been forgotten by the government, exposing us to a potential disaster after the Brexit transition.

Real Life

This coronavirus is the wake-up call for a complacent civilisation.

Saving Our Bacon

Farmfree foods might be the only thing that gets us – and much of the rest of the living world – through this century.

An Electrifying Idea

What if we abandoned photosynthesis as the means of producing food, and released most of the world’s surface from agriculture?

Obesophobia

In 1976, we ate more than we do today. So why are we fatter?

Butchery of the Planet

Defending the living world and its people requires a shift from meat to a plant-based diet

Eating the Earth

A rough transcript of my speech at the Oxford Farmers’ Conference debate, on the motion “This House Believes Eating Meat Will Be A Thing of the Past by 2100”

Game of Chicken

Global trade once made us rich. Now it unleashes a full-spectrum assault on our well-being.

Stock Answer

Why I took the plunge at last and converted (almost) to veganism

Sacrifice

The joints of meat that do more damage than a long-haul flight

The Dawning

How I caught a glimpse, through the unlikely medium of roadkill, of what lies beneath.

Slim Chance

New evidence suggests that obesity might be incurable. So why does the government propose to punish sufferers?