UK shoppers have continued to opt for junk food over healthier choices including fresh produce, despite the government’s ongoing focus on tackling the obesity crisis, according to a survey by retail consultant Dunnhumby.
The five portions of fruit and vegetables a day recommended by government are not enough, and only a paltry number of British adults are reaching the daily minimum of three portions, nutrition scientists claim.
Onion prices in the UK have risen to their highest levels for eight years as a range of factors combine to tighten supply. Prices on wholesale markets were up to 780p for 25kg of UK product compared to 325-370p at this time last year.
Biological control company Exosect has announced a further agreement with a global crop protection specialist to research the capacity of its powder platforms to control a variety of pests in apples and pears.