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Welcome from the editor: learning from history

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

We should be learning from history, but do we really learn from our lessons, or do we tend to make the same mistakes over and over again? Does history really always repeat itself and if so, why is it so difficult to change the course of events?

This week we spoke to World Food Programme (WFP)’s James Belgrave, Cullen Hendrix, Professor at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver and Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics and Ida Rudolfsen, Senior Researcher at the Peace Research Institute Oslo to talk about the connection between food and protests. Find out what they said in our feature Food scarcity and civil unrest: what we can learn from the past.

Her Majesty The Queen’s funeral has understandably dominated the news, so if you’ve missed the big stories covering the world of food, catch up with our roundup A week in news: the latest food and drink headlines from 12-16 September.

Autumn is always a good time to reset. Chris Newbold, Head of Nutrition Strategy, Biocare and Mike Hughes, Head of Research and Insight, FMCG Gurus join the Food Matters Live Podcast to give us an insight into How the world of nutraceuticals is evolving.

Autumn is also a month for getting cosy, and what can be more heartwarming than watching the UK’s favourite baking show, The Great British Bake Off? Don’t miss our interview with, at the time, the youngest GBBO contestant in Dining Table Tales with…Liam Charles.

And if this weekend you’d like to try something new, you’ll love The best vegan/plant-based fish taste test: fish fillets, fish cakes, tuna and smoked salmon.

Wishing you a wonderful weekend,



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