Food for thought: It's only natural

As a host of new organic cafes, bars and restaurants are opening in the capital, naturally produced food finally seems to be shedding its lentils-and-brown-sandals image and becoming something that people actually want to go out of their way to experience.

The irresistible rise of the ceiling tile snack

IT LOOKS like Styrofoam, tastes of very little and is the most popular snack of the moment. In the Sixties that accolade went to Ryvita; in the Seventies, dry roasted peanuts. Today the supermarkets are selling ricecakes by the lorryload.

M&S puts organic food back in shops

MARKS & Spencer, which stopped selling organic fruit and vegetables five years ago, is bringing it back in response to customer demand, it was announced yesterday.

Letter: Surgeons no fat cats

Surgeons no fat cats

Consumerism: More men think shopping is super

More men are getting behind supermarket trolleys to do the food shopping, according to a survey of buying habits. The proportion of men who claim they regularly do the main shop has risen from 21 per cent last year to 26 per cent.

Letter: Cost of healthy food

Sir: Is there a distinction between what is politically correct environmentally and politically correct in health terms? Surely not ("Junk food scores on energy efficiency", 4 December).

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.

Albert Fisher to sell seafood operations

Albert Fisher, the troubled food group, yesterday confirmed that it intends to dispose of its seafood operations. The company said it "has decided to concentrate on the group's expertise in fruit, vegetables, salads and sauces and dressings". Albert Fisher said this will enhance the group's leading position in "these high growth, healthy eating markets".

Shoppers confused by food claims such as "low fat" and "high fibre"

Shoppers are confused by food claims such as "low fat" and "high fibre" because they do not know what to compare them with, a survey conducted by NOP for the British Heart Foundation, found.

Letter: Fruity veg for healthy children

Fruity veg for healthy children

Chocolate flavoured veg acts as carrot for healthy eating

"Urrrgh, it's sort of squishy," wailed Rosa, 9, "I don't like it". As she gingerly picked up a spoonful of chocolate-flavoured carrots, her classmates took up the chant: "Eat, eat, eat,eat."

Spot the vegetable

The Government has cooked up new guidelines on school meals. But, as Julia Brannen and Pamela Storey report, it will be a long road back to health

`Intelligent food' about to hit the menu

US company launching products that target specific health complaints. Louise Jury reports

Duchess weighs in to row over Beatrice's diet

The Duchess of York ran into trouble with a British slimming organisation yesterday after disclosing she had told her eight-year-old daughter Princess Beatrice to lose weight.

Law Report: Director personally liable for misstatements

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