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  • Why is East Africa experiencing such a terrible drought?

    By Rob Marchant

    Countries across East Africa are in the grip of a murderous period of drought. It's been caused by the dipole. Rob...

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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    13 Mar 2017

  • Why is East Africa experiencing such a terrible drought?

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 13 Mar 2017
    Countries across East Africa are in the grip of a murderous period of drought. It's been caused by the dipole. Rob Marchant explains how the 'Indian Nino'...
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    The Secrets of Your Food

    'The Secrets of Your Food' is the delicious science story of the food on your plate. 

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    TV Programme

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    10 Mar 2017

  • The Secrets of Your Food

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 10 Mar 2017
    'The Secrets of Your Food' is the delicious science story of the food on your plate. 
  • Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    27 Feb 2017

  • What impact are tighter immigration restrictions having on the UK's curry houses?

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 27 Feb 2017
    Rules limiting inwards migration from outside the EU is having a harsh effect on independent restaurants up and down the country, explains Emily Falconer.
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    Behind the scenes of 'The Secrets of Your Food' with James Wong

    James talks to us about his experience working on the programme, extreme temperatures in Peru and why rice is so...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    23 Feb 2017

  • Behind the scenes of 'The Secrets of Your Food' with James Wong

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    Behind the scenes of 'The Secrets of Your Food' with James Wong Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 23 Feb 2017
    James talks to us about his experience working on the programme, extreme temperatures in Peru and why rice is so important in the Philippines.
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    15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    23 Feb 2017

  • Quiz: Can you identify food under an electron microscope?

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    Quiz: Can you identify food under an electron microscope? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Science Photo
    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 23 Feb 2017
    Can you tell blue cheese from dental plaque? Try our interactive quiz to find out and learn more about food with fascinating facts from James Wong!
  • Does counting calories work?

    By Nicola Twilley, Cynthia Graber

    If you're finding your new diet frustrating because you can't make the calories add up, you're not alone. ...

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    Video

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    01 Feb 2017

  • Does counting calories work?

    Featuring: Video Video
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 01 Feb 2017
    If you're finding your new diet frustrating because you can't make the calories add up, you're not alone. Cynthia Graber and Nicola Twilley investigate...
  • Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    30 Jan 2017

  • Building over farmland: Will city expansion leave the world hungry?

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 30 Jan 2017
    Demand for building land is going to take 30 million hectares out of production. Where will the food for the new city dwellers come from?
  • Will burnt food give you cancer?

    By Simon Cotton

    Reports warn that burnt food - from overdone toast to too-crispy roast potatoes - can give you cancer. Simon Cotton...

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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    25 Jan 2017

  • Will burnt food give you cancer?

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 25 Jan 2017
    Reports warn that burnt food - from overdone toast to too-crispy roast potatoes - can give you cancer. Simon Cotton explains what we really know.
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    Ever Wondered About... Eggs?

    By The OpenLearn team

    Get cracking with expanding your knowledge on eggs with our egg-cellent facts.

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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    12 Oct 2016

  • Ever Wondered About... Eggs?

    Ever Wondered About... Eggs? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Production team
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 12 Oct 2016
    Get cracking with expanding your knowledge on eggs with our egg-cellent facts.
  • Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    23 Aug 2016

  • What happened to Rio 2016's leftover food?

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 23 Aug 2016
    Gourmet chefs fed the athletes of the Olympic Games. Then, they fed the poor.
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