Is Sweet Stevia really sugar free?

Artificial Sweeteners; this is where health conscious dieters come in. How do we get the sweet taste without the calories? Artificial sweeteners like aspartame and saccharin have been around since the early 1900s and mid-1960s respectively and both are calorie free, highly sweet chemicals that are used as food additives and in products such as Canderel. […]

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How Aquaponics will save Great Britain

Earlier this year the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership released a sobering report that warned of an increasing arable land shortage for feeding our population. In 2030 there will be 70 million people living in the UK and a prospective deficit of 2 million hectares of productive farmland. There are many reasons why our current […]

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5-fish fish cake recipes

The fish cake is a very versatile food, much like a croquette, the fish cake is a potato patty mixed with one or various fish and bread crumbed, battered and fried. The original fish cakes were made up of leftovers of potato and salted fish like haddock or cod. Modern fish cakes now use variety […]

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Would you eat 3D printed meat?

Imagine for a second that you feel hungry, it’s getting late and you can’t be bothered to cook anything, you walk up to the device next to the refrigerator in your kitchen say the word “beef burger, medium rare” and in 2 mins a perfect burger appears. What you are imagining is a world where […]

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Stop Smoking to Retrieve your Bitter

  C Rachael Elaine https://flic.kr/p/e8x6ky   We all know that smoking is the cause of many life-limiting diseases but they take years to manifest. Short term effects are often more subtle. Smoking is accused of affecting taste and many report this but what is actually happening and is it true for everyone?   How do […]

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Exploding the Myth about Superfoods

It was Catherine Collins, the chief dietician at St George’s Hospital, London who said that ‘the term superfoods is at best meaningless and at worst harmful’. Superfoods are at the forefront of marketing campaigns and their health benefits are espoused by celebrity endorsements with their happy, healthy faces beaming out of advertising hoardings nationwide. But […]

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The Paleo Diet – a Fad or Something More?

As a species, modern humans (homo sapiens sapiens) have evolved gradually over a period of thousands of years from when we first appeared around 200,000 years ago. Whereas our race’s development has progressed at this modest pace the food that we eat changed over a much shorter timeframe. Even the last hundred years has seen […]

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