News Boris Johnson is seen as a possible challenger to David Cameron's leadership of the Conservative Party

The Prime Minister has asserted that the London mayor was speaking for himself when he commented that some people are not clever enough to be a success

Dieters should eat starchy food

DIETERS have been getting it wrong. Carbohydrates such as potatoes and bread really are good for the waistline after all, writes Janet Coull.

Just how healthy is our unswerving trust in brand names?

Kellogg's have shown there's a fine line between advertising and exploitation, says Rupert Cornwell

Drive to cut bowel cancer with fibre

THE Government joined forces with a cancer charity to promote the products of a breakfast cereal manufacturer yesterday.

Preview: Go bananas

High in fibre and packed with goodness. It sounds like a breakfast cereal but actually it's The Claire Russ Ensemble letting rip at the fruit and vegetable counter in Claire Russ's latest dance piece Gourmet. Having run riot at the salad bar, the dancers then do a bit of egg dancing in which free range breakfast foods are cracked with abandon and rubbed into bare flesh. As gimmicks go, you could do worse than adopt one that cries out for sponsorship by a major supermarket. Dance? If you say so. An unusual night out? Dead right.

British wake up to the great American breakfast

The man who taught the US to go to work on a bagel wants to change UK diets too, says Colin Blackstock

Rural Life: Farmers' incomes slump by half

Government figures published yesterday point to a nearly 50 per cent drop in farm incomes last year. A fall in the value of produce caused by the strong pound and cuts in compensation to farmers hit by the BSE crisis are behind the drop, according to the Ministry of Agriculture report.

Consumer Affairs: Breakfast cereals just a lot of puff

Breakfast cereal makers have been accused of misleading consumers and wasting resources after a survey revealed packets containing up to 60 per cent air. Only eight out of 113 packets of well-known cereals scrutinised by trading standards officers were more than three-quarters full. Eight cereals did not even come up to the halfway mark.

Health: Worried shoppers turn to organic food

Food scares and the BSE crisis have helped the market for organic food to double in Britain in the last two years, a new report says today.

Consumer affairs: Children tug at purse-strings

Children may not hold the purse strings of the family budget, but they influence more than pounds 31bn worth of consumer spending each year, and their influence is not confined to toys and games. They also wield pounds 6.27bn worth of power over house purchases, pounds 1.64bn over car choices, and pounds 1.56bn over computer buys, research by Saatchi & Saatchi has found.

Virgin feels the crunch over DJ Evans' breakfast show

Kellogg's Cornflakes has withdrawn sponsorship of Virgin Radio's breakfast show because the programme's new presenter, Chris Evans, does not fit with Kellogg's "family values" image.

A bran muffin the size of a buffalo dropping? Not for me, thanks

No one would deny the majesty of the Grand Canyon or the Rockies; few could not be moved by Manhattan's art deco skyscrapers or dazzling shop window displays; but at the table my high expectations of the American way have been completely thrown off balance.

Letter: EU farm madness rages on

Sir: Like you, we welcome reports from Brussels that the Commission is to propose a further reform of the Common Agricultural Policy including, among other things, a sharp cut in support prices for grain.

Low & Bonar ends Kellogg contract

Low & Bonar's investors were stunned yesterday by news that the company was terminating a contract to supply cartons to Kellogg, the maker of cereals. The company's shares plunged 32p to 243.5p following the announcement, which was made less than an hour before the stock market closed.

Queen's Awards: Brewery knows value of keeping business in the family

A Bedford brewery which has removed widgets from its cans and instituted language courses for all its staff has become the first family- owned regional brewer to win a Queen's Award for Export.

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