Vegetables

Lemken combines mechanical weed control and herbicide spraying

Lemken combines mechanical weed control and herbicide spraying

Herbicide application rates within vegetable crops can be reduced substantially through the use of mechanical weed control between rows while...

December 29, 2021

British farmers could play ‘key role’ in promoting better public health and nutrition

British farmers could play ‘key role’ in promoting better public health and nutrition

Delivering the Nuffield Farming Lecture Report 2018, rural policy expert Prof. Michael Winter OBE, from the University of Exeter, said...

July 4, 2018

Astronauts have grown cabbage on the International Space Station

Astronauts have grown cabbage on the International Space Station

Astronauts have successfully grown cabbage on the International Space Station, having previously grown lettuce and flowers. NASA Astronaut Peggy Whitson...

February 20, 2017

Leaflets on how we can eat less meat could be handed out in supermarkets

Leaflets on how we can eat less meat could be handed out in supermarkets

As part of a new research project to increase the consumption of vegetables, leaflets on how consumers can eat less...

January 25, 2017

Behind the scenes at one of Europe’s largest fruit and veg co-ops

Behind the scenes at one of Europe’s largest fruit and veg co-ops

BelOrta is one of the largest suppliers of fruit and vegetables in Europe and in 2015 the Belgian co-op generated...

October 23, 2016

Are Producer Organisations key to the future of the fruit and veg sector?

Are Producer Organisations key to the future of the fruit and veg sector?

There appears to be an increasing push at European level for fruit and vegetable growers to establish Producer Organisations. The...

October 14, 2016

Pork and vegetables drive EU agri-food exports up in January

Pork and vegetables drive EU agri-food exports up in January

EU agri-food exports rose slightly in January compared to January 2015 to €9.3 billion, according to the latest monthly statistical report...

March 21, 2016

33% of parents bribe their children to eat vegetables

33% of parents bribe their children to eat vegetables

Some 33% of parents have admitted to bribing their children to eat vegetables, according to a survey from Tesco. A...

August 14, 2015

Sugar, salt and fat taxes impact food sales

Sugar, salt and fat taxes impact food sales

Non-harmonised taxes on high sugar, salt and fat products such as soft drinks, sweet and salty foodstuffs do induce a...

August 3, 2014