The healthy snack is under threat, with insect plagues reducing global supplies. Rosie Millard wonders where we’d be without the lovable fruit and its comic potential
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Millions of Britons can't distinguish between common fruit and vegetables - and some are trickier than you think.
Thursday 20 June 2013
Only 51 per cent think a tomato is a fruit, while 99 per cent incorrectly identify peas in a pod as veg.
Sunday 16 June 2013
From complex English sparkling wine to juicy Sicilian reds...
Tuesday 11 June 2013
Matthew Bell visits Pershore, the UK’s plum capital, where farmers anxious about this year’s crop have reinstated a rural tradition
Monday 10 June 2013
An experiment in self-sufficiency will transform a previously derelict Manchester printworks according to so-called vertical urban farming techniques
Sunday 09 June 2013
Wines of the week: Marques de Casa Concha Cabernet Sauvignon 2010; Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico 2012; Château de Triniac Cotes du Roussillon Villages 2011
Sunday 09 June 2013
Terry Kirby selects the best bottles to buy
Saturday 08 June 2013
I should have learnt by now that in any attempt to pacify the rain gods, the words to be avoided are barbecue, rosé and picnic. Despite sunshine at the time of writing, it's generally business as usual, ie grey skies, by the time of publication. At least when the sun comes out you can have a few bottles ready to suit the rare occasion.
Friday 07 June 2013
Fairtrade Foundation says bananas were selling in UK for roughly £1.10 a kg in 2002, compared to 68p now
Wednesday 05 June 2013
But the latest iPhone and iPad are not covered by the ruling
Tuesday 04 June 2013
Here are the 10 best buys for kids who want to switch off the TV and get outside to have some fun in the sun while it lasts
Monday 03 June 2013
Cheese comes from plants and fish fingers are made of chicken, according to a significant number of children questioned on their knowledge of where food comes from.
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- 5 Burglar steals video tapes of child abuse, hands them into police