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Welcome from the editor: Food Matters Weekly turns 1

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AUTHOR: Stef Bottinelli
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Welcome and thank you for joining me on Food Matters Weekly‘s 1st birthday.

Today marks our 52nd edition. In the past 12 months we’ve aimed to bring you informative, engaging and fascinating features, news and interviews, and we strive to do better every week. But there’s no show without an audience and, as clichéd as this may sound, what’s allowed Food Matters Weekly to grow and go from strength to strength has been you: our readers. Without you there would be no Weekly and no editorial, so thank you from the bottom of my heart for our Saturday appointments. 52 of them – and I’ve enjoyed each single one.

To celebrate turning one, this week we bring my first editorial, Welcome from the editor: slowing down to move forward, and the first feature to grace Weekly, Slow Food: changing the way we eat and preserving traditions one mouthful at a time.

But whilst a little trip down memory lane is always nice to reminisce, it’s important to move forward and not live in the past, so in this week’s feature The future of Africa: why women, technology and education are key to food security we look at innovation and progress being made in the continent.

News never sleeps, but we have to. If you’ve missed some of the biggest food stories this week, fear not, we’ve rounded them all up for you in A week in news: hope for the Amazon reignites – the latest food and drink headlines 31 October – 4 November.

Yvonne Thomas, Chief Executive of The Clink Charity and Charlie Guy, Co-Founder and CEO of LettUs Grow join the Food Matters Live podcast to talk about two initiatives aimed at helping people into work after prison. Don’t miss The food industry pioneers turning prisoners’ lives around.

Time for me to celebrate the milestone that is turning 1 and wish you a weekend full of celebrations too.

Thank you for helping us turn 1!



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