Issue 1394

16 Aug 2021
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About this issue: Overview

Shifting of the plates
With Brexit and a shortage of lorry drivers forcing us to think about our food supply, Pen Vogler assesses how what we eat became bound up with political identity and social status. And she urges us to put that to one side as we consider what a better, fairer food system would look like.

Pitch imperfect
Problem gambling on football and other sports has wrecked lives, but will a forthcoming review of legislation give a yellow card to the betting companies that make it so easy to win and lose money? Mark Lomas reports.


News, arts and entertainment, columnist Saskia Murphy, actor Paul McGann’s letter to his younger self, crossword, Sudoku and more.