- Climate change brings tea and apricots to Britain
"British farmers are experimenting with crops such as olives and nectarines which have traditionally been imported from southern Europe
while the first British tea plantation has opened with a changing climate set to transform the nation's countryside..."
- Otter farm - The Climate Change Farm
"Otter Farm is home to orchards of pecans, quince, almonds, szechuan pepper, apricots and a vineyard.
It is owned and run by me, Mark Diacono. The farm is certified organic and low carbon."
"The Estate, in Kent and Cornwall, is internationally known for producing the only tea grown in England.
A diversity of lands allows us to produce English tea, sustainable coppiced charcoal, Manuka honey and Kea plum jam...
We have to thank the unique micro-climate that benefits the South-West corner of England for the success of our tea plantation."
See : A brief history of tea
- Ludlow revolts against ice creams vans lowering the tone (Ludlow, Shropshire) - 28 June 2011
"A historic market town has revolted against an invasion of ice cream vans which "lower the tone"...
The vans spoil views of the town centre's medieval and Georgian buildings."
- What is the UK's national vegetable ?
"Leeks are Welsh. Potatoes are associated with Ireland. And overcooked cabbage, cauliflower and sprouts are classic school dinner fare.
Asparagus is a strong contender for an English vegetable, coming into season on St George's Day...
Day's own pick for a national vegetable? The garden pea."
- Parents 'misled' by food nutrition labels
"Nine out of 10 mothers questioned in a British Heart Foundation (BHF) survey misunderstood the nutrition information on children's foods...
Kellogg's Coco Pops cereal and milk bars are labelled as "a source of calcium, iron and six vitamins" and 63% of mothers in the survey thought they were healthy.
The BHF said that for every 100g they were higher in saturated fat and sugar than the average chocolate cake."
'waste 3.3m tonnes of food'
"Homes across Britain are wasting a total of 3.3m tonnes of food
a year, a report is expected to reveal...
Most of the waste food goes into landfill sites, where it breaks down
and causes greenhouse gases. "
food banned in school meals
"School dinners in England will be free from chocolate,
crisps, fizzy drinks and "low-quality" meat from the autumn,
the government has announced."
junk food smugglers
"The drive to promote healthy eating in schools is giving
rise to an unexpected black market in junk food
among children who are refusing to change their eating habits."
- British Food : Main Meals + PHOTOS + VIDEOS
"Here you can find everything about the food eaten in Britain for main meals, whether it is for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
This list ranges from the bizarre to the everyday, but it is all delicious in its own way!"
- FOODS in BRITAIN
2 The wish and other traditions
3 After Christmas
4 See also