Divine is voted favourite Fairtrade Product

Divine, the only Fairtrade chocolate company in the world to be 45 per cent owned by the farmers who supply its cocoa, is celebrating after its Milk Chocolate with Toffee & Sea Salt was named as the UK’s Favourite Fairtrade Product at a reception held on the 15 October to mark 20 years of Fairtrade in the UK. Read More

Great Yorkshire Show Director to Step Down

After a decade at the helm of the Great Yorkshire Show and its sister event, Countryside Live, Bill Cowling is to step down as show director. Bill took on the role in 2005 after around four decades of involvement with the events’ organisers, the Yorkshire Agricultural Society.

The 2015 Great Yorkshire Show will be his tenth and last as director, and the search for the new incumbent begins. Read More

Our apples are in danger

The humble British apple is under threat, as two-thirds of our orchards have been lost since 1960; a reason for this being they are being used to plant cereal crops or build houses. Each loss impacts not only on the wildlife that thrives on them, but also for local individuality. Read More

Raw chocolate to save endangered lions

Game of Thrones star Jerome Flynn is urging chocolate lovers to join the battle to save Africa’s endangered white lions, when a delicious new bar specially created for the cause goes on sale across the UK this month. Read More

Egg Benefits

UK and International experts met in Edinburgh in September at the International Egg Nutrition Consortium (IENC) Symposium to discuss new advances in egg nutrition, at a conference entitled; ‘Eggs in Human Nutrition: Current Research and Future Directions’.

Described as “the most natural food around” by Dr Mitch Kanter, the first speaker at the meeting, eggs were highlighted as a unique food which combines a modest amount of calories per portion, while delivering a rich source of key vitamins and minerals. The sustainability record of eggs also compares favourable against other animal protein sources. Read More