Another week, another food news roundup. We’ve scoured the web, searched the tabloids, asked the random person in the supermarket. These are the things that have caught our eye.
1) How far can you go? The world of competitive eating!
Spurred by Adam Richman from Man Vs Food fame, the Guardian have decided to produce a list of some of the craziest food challenges available to the general public. The Clifton Chilli Club challenge looks too hot to handle.
2) Whelk this way
Why aren’t we eating more whelk? That’s a question the independent has asked this week. Could it be because they are effectively sea snails and we can just eat potted shrimp or the novel shellfish known as, prawn?
3) Have your cake and… lose weight!
The very random act of science and food interacting for world good has happened this week. By doing something to some protein molecules you can effectively create low fat alternatives, particularly in sweet food. If you don’t like my highly technical explanation, then here’s the link to the original story.
4) We’re not going to run out of food!
If we can’t transform all of the proteins into suitable fats, see above, then fear not; according to the OECD, we should have enough food to meet demand in the next ten years. I’m not sure why the OECD didn’t check up on the whelks situation before though.
5) Cos we’re eating, on a jet plane…
Eatosi has actually read New Scientist, put that coffee down, now! If you’re jet lagged, apparently there are several things you can do ease the effects. Eating earlier in the day of the journey can trick the insulin supply in your body which will regulate specific hormones and in turn make you feel better. #youcanthankmelater