The Food Detectives

We're bombarded with information about food these days; it's impossible to keep track of the healthiest ingredients, tastiest recipes, best shopping suggestions and smartest consumer advice. And how do we know which sources to trust? In this one-stop shop for food-related facts and guidance, scientist Alice Roberts, top chef Tom Kerridge and journalist Sean Fletcher sift through the latest tips and theories so you don't have to. The team meet the industry's leading experts and take part in immersive experiments to find definitive answers to your questions. Covering cooking, nutrition, shopping and ethics, this comprehensive series reveals everything you need to know about the food you eat.


Air Date: September 26, 2016 - 51:05
Nutrition labels are supposed to help us make healthy choices at a glance, but they can be confusing.
Air Date: September 19, 2016 - 51:43
Alice Roberts looks at research suggesting artificially sweetened drinks might encourage us to eat more.
Air Date: September 12, 2016 - 50:53
Professor Alice Roberts reveals that three quarters of us are taking home a food poisoning bug with us from the supermarket.