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The Future of Food

I write about the evolving food landscape and the connections between our food systems, the natural environment and public health. My blog explores the factors that influence what we eat and the far-reaching impact of our food choices. Discover the stories, research, and ideas redefining our relationship with food.

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The Elta Smith Blog
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What do we eat, if we eat less meat?

Several years ago, my husband and I decided to stop eating meat for a month. Both of us love steaks, sausages, burgers and…the most irresistible…
resilience

Resilience in our food systems

Resilience. This one word to me encapsulates everything about the challenges of the last year and the path out of the COVID-19 pandemic. Resilience is…
eating insects

Why we aren’t eating (more) insects

I recently wrote about the potential for insect proteins to shape human and animal diets. Despite decades of research and hype, insects have not become…
wonky carrots

Why I love wonky carrots

As I was preparing dinner the other night, my husband wandered into the kitchen and looking at the vegetables next to the chopping board said,…