Is It Safe to Eat?


6 x 30’

Year of Production


Production Company

Top Shelf Productions

Commissioned By

TVNZ New Zealand



Eating is one of the greatest pleasures in life, but it can also be a risky business. Too much caffeine can damage your sperm, burnt toast is reputed to cause cancer, fish can contain all manner of toxins and some vegetables can even contain poisons. Presented by leading organic chef Peter Chaplin, this series will give you the ‘good oil’ on all types of food. Using a humorous and irreverent approach, Is It Safe to Eat? talks to top food scientists and toxicologists to explain everything from bacteria and pesticides to the effect of genetic engineering on produce. You’ll never look at dinner the same way again.