Food for thought
14th February 2012
Dr Jeremy Spencer examines the role of flavonoid-rich foods which have been shown to promote a healthy heart and improve our mind and mood.
21st November 2011
Dr Derek Craston, the Government Chemist, reveals how Captain Scott's preparations for his 1901 Discovery Exedition to the Antarctic included a personal request to the Government Chemist to analyse his planned food supplies.
Eating Sustainably: dream or reality?
25th October 2011
Scientist Carol Wagstaff explores whether it's really possible to eat sustainably, or if it's simply an idealistic dream of a fairy-tale future.
Hale and Hearty?
7th September 2011
The way to the heart is through the stomach. Julie Lovegrove investigates the crucial role diet plays in the health of heart and blood vessels.
What flavour is my lunchbox?
10th August 2011
Join Dr Jane Parker, food scientist, for a sensory overloaded lunch as she explains why there is much more to flavour than what taste-buds tell us.
Functional Foods: Sound Science or Marketing Hype?
21st June 2011
Do functional foods, like probiotics, prebiotics and superfoods, actually work? Or is it all marketing hype? Bob Rastall analyses a shopping basket in our latest Café RSC discussion.
5th May 2011
French scientists have devised a fruit cocktail that could ward off heart disease
Let's do lunch: your 21st century lunchbox
23rd February 2011
Suitable for young and old alike, it's a lunch break with a chemistry twist, hosted by food scientist Tom Coultate. We'll even provide the food!
2nd December 2010
Professor Clare Mills uses some festive examples to shed light on the difficult world of food allergies.
15th November 2010
Check out the five top entries for the competition and vote for your favourite
27th August 2010
For all their bad press, chemicals with E numbers are mostly harmless
15th July 2010
For all those who suffer when they cut an onion, help is at hand.
7th May 2010
How will we feed the world's ever-expanding population?
31st March 2010
Writer and scientist Stephen T Beckett explains the science of chocolate
Genetic modification: solution or problem?
2nd December 2009
Are global food targets sustainable without help from GM technology?
Curry: the dish that conquered Britain
10th November 2009
Writer and curry expert Shrabani Basu investigated the phenomenon of British curry
Can we feed nine billion?
4th November 2009
John Emsley asked the uncomfortable questions about food production in the future