Food Fights

Whether you’re firing up the barbecue or lighting the pizza oven, cooking with charcoal is a fantastic way to add smoky flavour to your food. But do you know how charcoal is made, or where it’s from? Jamie and Jimmy hit the road to find out more about this fuel. Where does charcoal come from? Read the full article…

And while many of us always look for ‘free-range’ when buying eggs in boxes, the ‘hidden eggs’ within other products can often come from caged birds, without this being made clear on packaging. So, on Friday Night Feast, Jamie and Jimmy campaign to give customers clear information about where the eggs in their shopping really Read the full article…

Veganism is becoming increasingly popular. The number of people following a vegan diet has quadrupled between 2014 and 2018. There are various reasons people choose to eat a plant-based diet – it is good for the environment and research shows there are health benefits, too. World’s first vegan football club Jamie and Jimmy head to Read the full article…

If you saw the show and want to get involved, tweet UK under-Secretary of State for Public Health Steve Brine: “@SteveBrine, future doctors should know about nutrition! We need more nutrition education in their curriculum #nutrition4medics” We celebrated a special birthday this year, as the NHS turned 70! Since it launched, UK life expectancy has Read the full article…

If you saw the show and want to get involved, tweet Secretary of State for Education, Damian Hinds: “.@DamianHinds, our schools want a Healthy Schools Rating Scheme to celebrate what they’re doing to keep kids healthy #healthyschools” School dinners have come a long way since Jamie’s documentary in 2005 (we can’t believe it’s 13 years Read the full article…

Jamie and Jimmy visit Cheshire Constabulary to see what food is available for emergency response staff during night shifts. And, if vending machines are the only option, how do we make them healthier? We’re eating more food on the go than ever before, but are vending machines keeping up with what we want to eat? Read the full article…

The UK has the biggest fishery of Brown crab in western Europe, landing a massive 30 thousand tonnes a year. Yet we Brits are losing our appetite for this delicious seafood. It now forms less than 0.5% of the seafood eaten in the UK, and it’s getting harder to find on our supermarket shelves. What Read the full article…

Over the past century, our food production system has changed enormously. Much of our farming has moved from small, skilled growers to multimillion-dollar industries that specialise in one or two crops. While these large-scale industries can produce seemingly cheap food for consumers, the loss of diversity is taking its toll on the environment. As well Read the full article…

Although ‘saving the bees’ might not sound like the first priority when it comes to today’s food system, it is hugely important. Our bees are in trouble, and the reality of not acting quickly to help them could spell an ecological and food security disaster. What’s all the fuss about bees? When you see bees Read the full article…