• Why Bill Gates Is Investing In Chicken-Less Eggs

      The egg of the future may not involve a chicken at all. In fact, in the high-tech food lab at Hampton Creek Foods in San Francisco, the chicken-less egg substitute has already been hatched. “We’re trying to take the animal totally out of the equation,” , founder and CEO of , told me. Hampton […]


    Updated: 09 July, 2013

  • UAE fish stocks down two-thirds!

    Fish stocks off the east coast decreased by more than two-thirds in just nine years.   Stocks were estimated to be 529 kilograms a square kilometre in 2011 compared with 1,735kg per square kilometre in 2002, figures from the Ministry of Environment and Water reveal.   The data was released to Al Ittihad, the Arabic-language […]


    Updated: 29 May, 2013

  • Growing food in the desert a solution to World’s food crisis?

    Philipp Saumweber is creating a¬†miracle in the barren Australian outback, growing tonnes of fresh food. So why has he fallen out with the pioneering environmentalist who invented the revolutionary system?   The scrubby desert outside Port Augusta, three hours from Adelaide, is not the kind of countryside you see in Australian tourist brochures. The backdrop […]


    Updated: 24 November, 2012

  • What will we be eating in 20 years’ time?

    Future Foods. Volatile food prices and a growing population mean we have to rethink what we eat, say food futurologists. So what might we be serving up in 20 years’ time? It’s not immediately obvious what links Nasa, the price of meat and brass bands, but all three are playing a part in shaping what […]


    Updated: 30 July, 2012

  • Environmental collapse is now a serious threat

    Scientists suspect the Earth’s resources and ecosystems will reach a tipping point by 2025, resulting in a decline in food stocks, biodiversity and water. Climate change, population growth and environmental destruction could cause a collapse of the ecosystem just a few generations from now, scientists warned on June 6 in the journal Nature. The paper […]


    Updated: 06 June, 2012