Will putting Calories on Menus change the way we eat?

Will putting Calories on Menus change the way we eat?

What we need to nurture is a love of food, a culture where food is valued and enjoyed, not analysed and feared. Over the last four weeks you may have been grappling with a new year’s resolution to get more active, eat healthier, lose weight. But when you decide to head out to dinner, would […]

Why the Food Dudes leave a bitter taste in my mouth

Why the Food Dudes leave a bitter taste in my mouth

Can we do better than individually plastic-wrapped sweating limp fruit and veg? My home is no dietary utopia, but my children are decent eaters and have always been taught the importance of tasting new things. Tasting is pivotal to encouraging children to have a varied and nutritious diet. This is the basis of the Food […]

Protecting Terroir

Protecting Terroir

What makes a food product unique to one region, and how do countries in the EU and elsewhere protect them in law? Prosciutto di Parma or “Parma ham” bears a brand, the outline of a crown with the word “PARMA” inside it, given to it by the consorzio (or producer consortium) who oversee its production […]

How Did Fighting Food Waste Become Free PR & Labour for Supermarkets?

How Did Fighting Food Waste Become Free PR & Labour for Supermarkets?

Food waste is a scandal – in more ways than one. We have somehow allowed a food system to develop that lets supermarkets off the hook, when it is their policies and practices that generate food waste in the first place. In September 2015, Ireland’s then Minister for Social Protection and deputy government leader told […]