Joanna Blythman is a British investigative food journalist and writer and a commentator on the British food chain, covering subjects as diverse as salmon farming, supermarkets, intensive pineapple production, bird flu and the causes of obesity.
As of 2006, she has won five Glenfiddich Awards for her writing, including a Glenfiddich Special Award for her first book, The Food We Eat, and the Glenfiddich Food Book of the Year Award in 2005 for Shopped, as well as a Caroline Walker Media Award for Improving the Nation’s Health by Means of Good Food, and a Guild of Food Writers Award for The Food We Eat. In 2004, she won the Derek Cooper Award, one of BBC Radio 4's Food and Farming Awards. In 2007 she was awarded the Good Housekeeping award for Outstanding Contribution to Food. She has also written two other books, How to Avoid GM Food and The Food Our Children Eat.
She broadcasts frequently on food issues (Tonight, BBC Breakfast, GMTV, The Money Programme, Dispatches, Time Shift and on Radio 4 The Food Programme and Woman's Hour). She writes a weekly restaurant review and an opinion column for The Sunday Herald, and has contributed to a number of other newspapers and magazines, including Observer Food Monthly, Daily Mail, The Guardian, BBC Countryfile magazine, Olive magazine, The Oldie and The Grocer.
Her most recent book is What To Eat (2012).
- The Food We Eat: The Book You Cannot Afford to Ignore (2nd ed. ed.). London: Penguin. 1998. ISBN 0-14-027366-2.
- The Food Our Children Eat: How to Get Children to Like Good Food. London: Fourth Estate. 1999. ISBN 1-85702-936-4.
- How to Avoid GM Food: Hundreds of Brands, Products and Ingredients to Avoid. London: Fourth Estate. 1999. ISBN 1-84115-187-4.
- Shopped: The Shocking Power of British Supermarkets. London: Fourth Estate. 2004. ISBN 0-00-715803-3.
- Bad Food Britain: How a Nation Ruined Its Appetite. London: Fourth Estate. 2006. ISBN 0-00-721994-6.
- What to Eat: Food That’s Good for Your Health, Pocket and Plate. London: Fourth Estate. 2012.