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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.

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4.7 out of 5 stars from 1k ratings
  • So well researched and interesting.

    For anyone who loves food and all things food this is the number one show. I particularly like Ruth Alexander's low-key style which never bores or frustrates me. Thank you.

    Apple Podcasts
    5
    Thangboche
    New Zealand3 months ago
  • Excellent

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    EmmyX
    8 months ago
  • Love love love

    My new favorite podcast!

    Apple Podcasts
    5
    freya bubbles
    United States10 months ago
  • Culture and science of food

    I absolutely love your podcast. It goes to that unique place where we experience food. How it fits into our cultures and just enough science that it is palatable 😍

    Apple Podcasts
    5
    YehBaby Ronelle
    South Africaa year ago
  • What do astronauts eat? October 19th

    They are forced to drink their own purified urine, since they can not travel with massive amounts of weight.

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    4
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    United Statesa year ago

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