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This year's high profits should be used for investment in farm infrastructure and machinery for which there has been no cash in recent years

Farmers make hay thanks to food crisis

Profits for Britain's 30,000 grain farmers will increase by 40 per cent this year because of global food shortages, agricultural analysts said yesterday.

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Fast food invasion hits Mediterranean diet in its heartland

Wednesday, 30 July 2008

The Mediterranean diet's guarantee of lightness, flavour and health has gained devotees all over the world because it is low in animal fat and high in fruit, vegetables and olive and sunflower oils. But a report by the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) reveals that the people of Mediterranean countries increasingly spurn it.

Marcus Wareing said working in the shadow of Gordon Ramsay made him feel 'constrained and trapped'

Knives out as Wareing turns on his culinary mentor Ramsay

Tuesday, 29 July 2008

Gordon Ramsay was best man at his wedding, but the celebrity chef's friendship with his most successful prot�g�, Marcus Wareing, is definitely over.

Hard-pressed families turn to frozen food to cut bills, says Northern Foods

Tuesday, 29 July 2008

Cash-strapped families are buying cheaper frozen foods, rather than fresh products, as they attempt to cut their outgoings, Northern Foods, which supplies leading supermarkets, said yesterday.

The beverage has a similar taste to broiled eels, a popular form of the summer delicacy

A threat to Coca-Cola? Japan sips the eel thing

Tuesday, 29 July 2008

Forget cola, lemonade or beer – Japanese people sweltering in the summer heat now have a new canned drink to quench their thirst – made out of eels.

M&S; sandwiches have more fat than Big Mac and chips

Saturday, 26 July 2008

Sandwiches are not always a healthy fast-food option: some contain more fat than two McDonald's cheeseburgers; others contain as much salt as several packets of crisps.

Scientists found that even modest consumption of soya products, such as meat and dairy substitutes and bean curd, can have a significant impact on sperm count.

Soya products linked to low sperm count

Thursday, 24 July 2008

Too much tofu may affect a man's fertility, according to a study linking soya and low sperm count.

Oysters for sale in Cancale, Brittany. Warmer seas may be to blame for the crisis

Mystery plague set to wipe out France's crop of baby oysters

Monday, 21 July 2008

Baby oysters are dying in their millions along the French coast from Normandy to the Mediterranean, puzzling scientists and plunging France's shellfish industry into crisis.

In the red: here's food for thought in these inflationary times

Saturday, 19 July 2008

'Home economists tell me to plan my meals a week ahead. It's bound to be cheaper – but doesn't it sound dull!'

Funding crisis at Dawnay Day could lead to sale of Wolseley restaurant

Monday, 14 July 2008

The financial services conglomerate Dawnay Day has called in administrators from Ernst & Young to carry out an emergency review of several of its businesses after failing to raise the funds it needs to keep the company afloat.

Who are you calling fat? We are bigger than ever, but think we're thinner

Saturday, 12 July 2008

We are getting fatter but we think we are thinner, and the trend could have serious implications for the obesity epidemic, a study has found.

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