Bianca is a freelance science journalist, broadcaster and author, who is yet to meet a piece of research she doesn’t find fascinating. In nearly a decade of freelance reporting, she has written for publications including Scientific American, The Australian, Ecos magazine, Australian Doctor, Medicine Today and the ABC’s health, science and environment websites.
She is also author of The End: The Human Experience Of Death and co-author of The Sixth Wave: How To Succeed In A Resource-Limited World.
The journey of a prawn from the trawler to the table is long and complex: a story of boats, boxes, containers, planes and trucks, of fisheries, factories and supermarkets, and of fishermen, distributors and consumers.
For the most part, the steps along this journey are unimportant, as long as they deliver the end product to the end user in the right condition. But if something goes wrong at any stage along that journey – if the prawns are contaminated, if refrigeration breaks down, if a box goes missing or if a diner falls ill – then each of those steps comes under scrutiny. Read more.