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Rita May

Rita is a freelance writer for Utopia. She studied Psychology, Philosophy, and Linguistics at the University of Oxford and is now looking to make scientific information more publically accessible through her writing. When she’s not busy doing research or writing, Rita enjoys going for walks in nature or spending time with her three pet rats.

can you compost bread

Why You Can (And Should) Compost Bread

Although some gardeners advise against it, you can compost bread. However, it's a little more complicated than composting fruits or vegetables. Read more

how to cook amaranth

How to Cook Amaranth: Basic Step-by-Step Instructions

Amaranth is a nutritious grain whose history dates back thousands of years. Learn how to cook amaranth in a few simple steps to enjoy its many health benefits. Read more

wild onion

Can You Eat Wild Onions? Here’s What to Look Out For

You can eat wild onion — if you follow these simple steps to stay safe. From identifying to cooking, we cover everything you need to know. Read more

Impossible Burger is known for its realistic meat-like flavor. But is it healthy?

Is Impossible Burger Healthy, Or Just Another Scam?

Impossible Burger is a plant-based burger notorious for tasting like real meat. But is Impossible Burger healthy? What's in it? Learn all about it here. Read more

What is kombu

What Is Kombu? 5 Ways to Use the Miracle Seaweed

Wondering what kombu is? Kombu is a type of seaweed that is popular in Japanese cuisine. It offers many nutritional benefits and is a surprisingly sustainable food source. Read more

What is bpa free

BPA and Plastics: What Is BPA-Free?

Probably having read it on more and more labels, you might be wondering: what is "BPA-free", what does that even mean? We'll explain what BPA is, and why it's important to avoid. Read more

benefits of almond oil

Benefits & Downsides of Almond Oil for Your Skin, Hair & Diet

Almond oil is a popular ingredient in many beauty products and some recipes. There are many benefits of almond oil, but you should watch out for a few things when purchasing it yourself. Read more

can you eat raw potatoes

Can You Eat Raw Potatoes? When They Can Be Poisonous

We usually eat potatoes cooked, but are they dangerous to eat raw? Here, you can learn about the pros and cons of preparing potatoes in different ways so that you can make an informed decision. Read more