Ugly vegetables, illustration by Annalisa Papagna

A third of the food produced globally is wasted. How come?

Do you know that subtle sadness who comes from discovering a rubbery, mouldy carrot in the back of your fridge? Wait a minute before tossing it away, and let’s think about how the carrot arrived there… Sounds overwhelming, right? You can’t manage what you can’t measure But let’s tackle one thing at a time. First […]
Summer learning, illustration by Annalisa Papagna - preview

Ten things to watch this summer to learn something new

August and the summer slowdown creates just enough mental space to fit in new things, new stories and new ideas. Even if you aren’t on vacation, there are many chances that your daily schedule will be different and less busy than in the rest of the year. So why not take a short and refreshing […]

A meal kit won’t save us

Almost a year ago I was sitting in the metro and my eye was caught by an advertising billboard: it took me a while to understand what product was being advertised. A couple in a kitchen, surrounded by lots of vegetables and cookware, glancing at each other with a languid gaze. “Our secret? We do it […]
Flowers carbon footprint, illustration by Annalisa Papagna

A rose is a rose (is a rose)?

Let’s imagine that you live in a big European city, let’s say Bruxelles. We are in May, and you are commuting home after your workday. Suddenly, an ad on your smartphone reminds you that this Sunday it will be Mother’s day… why not gift her with a bouquet of flowers, maybe roses? Well, you are […]

Five facts about chocolate

I’ve decided to start with an article about chocolate, partly because Easter is near, but also because I feel that it’s not often mentioned in the discussions regarding food sustainability (I’m speaking from my perception, but I’m looking forward to hear your comments). I’ve done my research based on the sources linked at the end […]