Microsite: The Truth about Food

Uncover the truth about the food you eat with activities from the 2005 CHRISTMAS LECTURES

  • Key stage

    KS3, KS4

  • Subjects

    biology, food, anthropology, human health

  • Media

    Microsite, flash games

  • Truth about food microsite game

    Credit: Royal Institution

  • Truth about food microsite game

    Credit: Royal Institution

  • Truth about food microsite game

    Credit: Royal Institution

  • Truth about food microsite game

    Credit: Royal Institution

  • Truth about food microsite game

    Credit: Royal Institution

About

When you eat food, it becomes you. In just a year, molecules from food replace almost every molecule in your body. You quite literally are what you eat. Yet food is much more than just something we need to stay alive - it is one of our greatest pleasures and obsessions. It gives us our identity. People across the world eat strikingly different foods, but our need for food also unifies all of us. Hunders of millions of peole are already going hungry and by 2050 there will be up to four billion extra mouths to feed.

What did our ancestor eat? What makes food taste good or disgusting? What are the myths and realities of healthy eating? How can food kill? And what will mealtime be like in the future?

Launch the microsite to explore these and many other questions.

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