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Welcome from the editor: evolution

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AUTHOR: Stef Bottinelli
Arch Bridge (Rakotzbrucke) in Kromlau

Welcome, and thank you for joining me this weekend.

This week might have been many things, but uneventful is certainly not one of them.

As Britain welcomed a new Prime Minister, it also said goodbye to its much loved Queen.

In her 70 year reign Queen Elizabeth II lived through many cultural and sociopolitical changes, and evolved with them.

How will our food system evolve and will we, as people, evolve with it? One of the biggest topics in the sector is cultivated meat. Some shudder at the thought of it, some welcome it, some don’t have enough information about it. In the last few months I’ve spent a considerable amount of time researching it and interviewing some of the biggest players in the cellular agriculture sector. I hope my feature Cultured meat: the future of food is slaughter-free will shed some light and give you some background and insight into a sector that may very well change the way we eat in the near future.

If you haven’t had a chance to catch up with what’s been happening in the world of food, A week in news: the latest food and drink headlines 5 – 9 September will update you on everything you need to know.

With Liz Truss becoming Britain’s new Prime Minister, the Food and Drink Federation Karen Betts joins us on the Food Matters Live Podcast to discuss what has to be done to drive the sector forward. Don’t miss: ‘New PM needs a plan to help food industry’.

Do vegans eat eggs? ‘Vegganism’ explained is one of our most popular reads this week. And if you’ve wondered why you can no longer buy some of your favourite foods and drinks, find out in Where are they now? Products that have disappeared from the supermarket shelves.

Wishing you a wonderful weekend,

Stef

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