Trends and Innovation

What is Ghee?

Originally published on FoodUnfolded.com in June 2022 As South Asian recipes gain popularity among food enthusiasts beyond the subcontinent, ‘ghee’ is turning into a pantry staple in many kitchens around the world. But what exactly is this flavourful dairy fat and how is it made? Made by simmering butter to separate out milk solids, ghee […]

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Trends and Innovation

Ancient Farming Systems | Ask the Expert

Originally published on FoodUnfolded.com in June 2022 Did ancient civilisations farm differently from us? Did they struggle with similar issues as we do today? I interviewed Dr Shyama Vermeersch, a zooarchaeological scientist working to piece together farming systems of the past to help us better understand and strengthen the food systems of today. WHAT EXACTLY […]

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Sustainability, Trends and Innovation

Circular Food Systems – Solutions to Reverse Climate Change

In December 2021, I was invited to present my work on food waste valorisation at the Asia-Europe Environment Forum’s annual conference “Circular Food Systems – Solutions to Reverse Climate Change”. The conference was designed to promote exchanges on regional and international levels and to highlight the range of multi-stakeholder initiatives or partnerships promoting the adoption […]

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Sustainability, Trends and Innovation

How do businesses manage food waste?

Originally published on foodunfolded.com in October 2021. Food can end up as waste before it reaches us for several reasons, whether it’s safety concerns, supply chain inefficiencies, or lack of consumer demand. We take a look at how businesses manage food that is no longer available for human consumption. When thinking of food waste, we […]

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Trends and Innovation

Plastic-Free Food Packaging: Where Do We Stand?

Originally published on Food Unfolded in September 2021 As an avid advocate for keeping groceries as plastic-free as possible, I have always wondered about what stops supermarkets and local grocers from relinquishing plastic altogether. Join me as I explore whether it is reasonable for us to expect food producers to start switching out plastic for […]

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Trends and Innovation

Short Food Supply Chains: Reconnecting Producers and Consumers

Originally published on Eufic.org in April 2021. Recent developments in the food market show a renaissance of traditional, direct ways of delivering food, coupled with an emergence of more innovative types of distribution systems which provide direct links between producers and consumers. These numerous types of short food distribution channels, commonly named short food supply […]

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Trends and Innovation

EU Green Deal: 5 Ways Policy Might Impact our Food System

Originally published on Foodunfolded.com in August 2020. The European Commission recently announced a ‘Farm to Fork’ strategy that aims to make the food system fairer, healthier, and more environmentally friendly over the next decade. This would mean that the way we purchase and consume food will change in some ways. Here are 5 changes we […]

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Trends and Innovation

Are Edible Snails a Source of Sustainable Meat?

Originally published on FoodUnfolded.com in August 2020. Scientists, governments, farmers, and environmentally conscious consumers are working hard to find ways to produce and consume protein-rich foods in a sustainable way. Several options that seem unconventional today might become regular additions to our meals in the future. Could edible snails be one them? Several communities around […]

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