Friday, April 26, 2013

Chillies turning the heat up in UK

"The devil has put a penalty on all things we enjoy in life. Either we suffer in health or we suffer in soul or we get fat.” – Albert Einstein.
When you walk down the fruit and vegetable isles in your local supermarket the choice is almost endless.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Is agriculture set for a bleak summer

“Shipping is a terrible thing to do to vegetables. They probably get jet-lagged, just like people.” Elizabeth Berry.

With the winter seemingly never ending, it’s nice to hear that warmer weather is finally on the way.

But while most of us pack away our winter coats for another year those in the farming, horticultural and food industries can take little comfort in the given the damage they have suffered.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Have you ever worried about getting an injury from food?

“We may find in the long run that tinned food is a deadlier weapon than the machine-gun.” – George Orwell.
We all know the enjoyment and pleasure food can give us. But did you ever consider food as a dangerous weapon?
An Essex school just last week banned triangular shaped flap jacks after they caused injury to a pupil.
A boy was hit in the face by a flapjack resulting in the school leading a review into the texture and shape of the flap jacks.
Understandably health and safety executives deemed the decision as absurd stating that the issue was the fact pupils were throwing food at each other not the shape of the flapjack.