The Food Chain

BBC World Service

The Food Chain examines the business, science and cultural significance of food, and what it takes to put food on your plate.

25:49 | Jan 9th

When Asma Khan was born it was said her mother cried, but not tears of joy. As a second daughter born in 1960s India, Asma felt she was a disappointment, even a burden, because she could not inherit a...Show More

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This is such a lovely episode about food, a longing for home, and woman power 💪 Asma Khan, one of popular restaurant Darjeeling Express,...Show More

26:05 | Dec 12th, 2019

The bittersweet world of chocolate is complex - cocoa beans are produced by some of the poorest people on the planet and turned into chocolate for some of the richest, and the sweet stuff is haunted b...Show More

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If you love chocolate bonbons, this episode is a delicious listen 🍫 You get to "sample" chocolate from around the world by hearing stories ...Show More

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26:28 | Oct 4th, 2018

From diet pills to vomit rooms, the Food Chain investigates the rise of eating disorders in China. Is this an inevitable consequence of economic development? And if so, why are eating disorders still ...Show More

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Very interesting podcast episode on eating disorders in China. Enjoyed hearing the cultural stigmas and dilemmas referenced. Definitely can ...Show More

26:19 | Jan 23rd

What do Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone and Lady and the Tramp have in common? Both use food in subtle ways to immerse us in their stories and help us make sense of fictitious worlds - from j...Show More

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An American sci fi writer, a Nigerian film-maker and a Chinese novelist site down to talk about how they use food in their work to create a ...Show More

26:11 | Jan 16th

Australia's bushfires are thought to have killed more than one billion animals, and although many of the country's wild species have been worst affected thousands of livestock have also died, some of ...Show More

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A BILLION animals were killed or burned in the Australia bushfire. The vivid story about the thirsty koala bear will break your heart. Farme...Show More

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