In Depth

Food forensics: how AI can smell authentic olive oil

Extra virgin olive (EVO) oils are highly complex. Here, Prof Chiara Cordero discusses the application of an AI smelling machine to analyse, qualify, categorise, and authenticate olive oil and counter…

Comment And Analysis

Wheat field trial heralds UK acceptance of gene edited crops

Post Brexit, the UK is free to make its own decisions around genetic editing of food crops based on the science. Here, Dermot Martin discusses a research project that seeks to disable a potentially c…


Banking botanicals: protecting plants and safeguarding seeds

Following up on the wonderful photo story, ‘Botanical biodiversity banked’, published on our website last November in celebration of MSB’s 20th anniversary,  we decided to ask Dr Chris Cockel what it…