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Welcome from the editor: knowledge

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AUTHOR: Stef Bottinelli
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Welcome and thank you for joining me this weekend.

How much do we really know about the food system? Recently I was thinking about my knowledge of food. It seems that the more I read, research and write about it, the more I realise how much there is to learn. Food is a vast, ever-expanding subject that encompasses culture, history, geography, agriculture, science, technology, language, religion and more. Whilst I wish I knew everything about it, the truth is, if I did, there would be nothing left to learn, and no more fun left to be had. Thankfully, I didn’t pay as much attention in chemistry class as I should have done, so there’s plenty more enjoyment to be had in understanding the chemical composition of food.

I love reading food books, as I love watching films about the subject. On this note, this week we bring you 5 must watch documentaries about the food system – a great way to learn whilst relaxing.

It’s been another busy week in food news, with some important breaking stories for the sector and some quirkier ones…such as the drone made out of food. Read them all in A week in news: the latest food and drink headlines 14-18 November.

The hormones which charge around in our bloodstream are incredibly influential, but what role can nutrition play in regulating them? Clinical nutritionist Suzie Sawyer joins the Food Matters Live Podcast to discuss The great balancing act – how nutrition affects our hormones.

Can factory farming ever truly become environmentally friendly? Intensive farming can reach net zero but the solution lies in reducing animal protein consumption delves into the topic.
How did our ancestors perceive taste and do we like the same foods as they did? The evolution of taste: flavours of the past, present and future looks at how our preferences have changed through the years and predicts what we’ll be eating next.

Wishing you a wonderful weekend,

Stef

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