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Prominent tomatoes

Global Tomato Congress: Prominent aims to inspire consumers


With costs rising and spending getting tighter, the health, taste and affordability of fresh tomatoes should be highlighted

Organic farming

Organic farming on the rise in UK


More British farmers are converting to organic production in line with growing consumer demand, finds organic body Soil Association

Fred van Heyningen ​and Adriëlle Dankier

​Adriëlle Dankier named as new CEO of Nature’s Pride


Dutch importer confirms current chief executive officer Fred van Heyningen will step down as of 1 June

Veg Power tomato fancy dress

Veg Power gets kids growing


Veg Power has joined forces with an Edinburgh Community Food project to connect children with the food they eat

British strawberry volumes are up 50 per cent on the same period last year

British strawberries sweet and plentiful as season gets underway


UK season begins weeks earlier than last year, with favourable weather boosting berries’ natural sugars

Birds Eye has planted a huge butterfly artwork at one of its North Yorkshire pea farms to boost biodiversity and inspire consumers

Birds Eye kicks off biodiversity campaign with giant wildflower artwork


Campaign seeks to educate nation on importance of biodiversity and impact of its loss, as well as what we can all do to help protect it, with 20,000 wildflower seed boxes up for grabs

Hoogstraten strawberries carton

Hoogstraten targets berry breakfast market


Belgian cooperative is eyeing the breakfast segment as an untapped occasion for increased berry consumption

LEAF 30th HRH Event-19

Countess of Wessex celebrates 30 years of LEAF


HRH The Countess of Wessex led celebrations for the organisation’s 30th  anniversary in Warwickshire

A Cosmic Crisp tasting stand in a supermarket

A positive first season for Cosmic Crisp apples


Marketers Vog and VIP say their first commercial campaign has gone well, and say more fruit will be available in 2023

Healthy Eating Week

Sustainability is dish of the day during Healthy Eating Week


Sustainable diets are the dish of the day for British Nutrition Foundation’s Healthy Eating Week


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New study suggests blueberries have cognitive benefits


USHBC-funded research indicates support of potential for blueberry consumption to help middle-aged individuals against cognitive decline

Port Manatee Del Monte vessel CREDIT Manatee County Port Authority

Del Monte’s results hit by inflationary pressure


Despite higher Q1 sales year-on-year, the group’s operating income was hurt by rising costs

supermarket sales

Easter grocery sales dip as inflation crisis bites


Latest Nielsen IQ data shows subdued Easter supermarket sales as UK shoppers start to manage basket spend

LEAF chief executive Caroline Drummond

LEAF releases Global Impacts Report


Report shows the role LEAF Marque certified businesses are playing in delivering more sustainable farming and food systems as farmers face up to the climate emergency

HGV driver

Logistics UK urges former HGV drivers to rejoin sector


Hundreds of spaces available on government-funded HGV refresher training courses, Logistics UK says