The free-from-fear diet

23 November 2015 for the Observer as "What is Healthy Eating?": It’s easy to develop a case of the latest psychiatrically acknowledged eating disorder, orthorexia nervosa – an obsession with avoiding foods perceived to be unhealthy. I got one for just £65. That’s the price of an introductory session at London’s Hale Clinic, an alternative therapy … Continue reading The free-from-fear diet

Coffee under threat: how climate and the global market combine to create a crisis

 Broadcast by BBC World Service, From Our Own Correspondent, 27 May 2014: Audio  Published in the Observer, 30 March 2014: Under the coffee bushes, Rosibel and Benjamín Fijardo are on their knees, scraping carefully through a litter of dead leaves and dried mud. They are scavenging for stray coffee berries, fallen when the harvesters went through the … Continue reading Coffee under threat: how climate and the global market combine to create a crisis

Food is too cheap and that's damaging all of us

Editorial I wrote for the Observer http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/jan/13/price-to-be-paid-cheap-food Sunday 13 January 2013 The world is throwing away a shocking amount of food. A report last week claimed that at least a third of the 4 billion tonnes of food the world produces each year never gets as far as our mouths. Between 30% and 50% of food purchased in Europe … Continue reading Food is too cheap and that's damaging all of us