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Food for Thought lecture weekend at the School of Artisan Food

Food for Thought lecture weekend at the School of Artisan Food

The School of Artisan Food is hosting another fascinating weekend of talks delivered by leaders in the food world. The lectures take place over the weekend of 19th & 20th May. The cost is £55 for a single day or £95 for both days.

Food for Thought offers a unique opportunity to listen, share and join in the discussions on a wide range of topical food subjects.

Adolescents’ cooking skills strongly predict future nutritional well-being

Adolescents’ cooking skills strongly predict future nutritional well-being

Confidence in cooking ability led to fewer fast food meals, more meals as a family, and more frequent preparation of meals with vegetables in adulthood, according to a new study published in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior

Evidence suggests that developing cooking and food preparation skills is important for health and nutrition, yet the practice of home cooking is declining and now rarely taught in school. A new study published in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior found that developing cooking skills as a young adult may have long-term benefits for health and nutrition.

Plants are great at storing CO2. These scientists aim to make them even better.

Plants are great at storing CO2. These scientists aim to make them even better.

Many strategies aimed at mitigating global warming involve huge shifts in human behavior: stop burning coal for electricity, stop driving gas-powered cars, stop destroying rainforests. These are all necessary — and all involve complex political, cultural and socio-economic hurdles for humans. But what if we could also change the behavior of a far more pliant group of organisms, those that consume the carbon dioxide we emit? It’s a demand-side approach to reducing the threat of climate change, and lately it’s been gaining some extra research steam: capturing and storing that excess carbon by boosting the capacity of nature’s own carbon-storing technology, plants.

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