A Norfolk field of wheat. Picture: Nick Butcher Archant © 2018 Whether it’s foodie fads or the desire for healthy living, consumer trends have the potential to re-shape our food industry. Here are five which could affect East Anglian farmers in the coming decades. Beef cattle in the Wensum valley. Picture: Matthew Usher.“FREE FROM” FOODGluten-free, wheat-free and dairy-free products used to be bought out of medical necessity, but they are moving into the mainstream as consumers increasingly buy them as a healthy lifestyle choice.As a result, the UK “free from” foods market is forecast to triple from £221m in 2010 to £673m in 2020.While 12% of Britons say they follow a gluten-free diet, more consumers are also exploring plant or nut-based alternatives to dairy. Although still a very small market compared to conventional pasteurised milk, these products have grown 18pc in volume terms over the past year.Soya growing at Tivetshall St … [Read more...] about From veganism to gluten-free: 5 food trends which could affect East Anglian farming
THE diary entry for the 5th Princess of Wales (Royal Berkshire Regiment) for October 16, 1918, reads ‘11 other ranks rejoin, one other rank killed, seven wounded and three missing’. It’s a one line entry that hides a world of pain because among those ‘other ranks missing’ was Thomas Albert Hunt, one of the youngest Redditch residents to lose his life in the First World War, and just three weeks from Armistice Day. His unit, one of Lord Kitchener’s original battalions, although it is doubtful if any of the original soldiers were still there when Thomas enlisted, had fought its way across France, and was marching through Artois when Tom was killed. He had been born in 1900, the son of Charles and Alice Hunt, who between them had six children. In the 1911 census their address was at Forge Mills with Charles working as a needle scourer and Alice as a fly dresser. Tom’s body was never found but he is remembered today on the Vis-en-Artois Memorial … [Read more...] about Single sentence hides a world of pain for family of fallen Redditch soldier
A SPARKLE and Shine Ball has been hailed a glittering success for local maternity services. More than 130 people attended the ball at Ettington Chase Hotel in aid of Warwick Hospital’s Special Care Baby Unit and the Birth & Babies Appeal – which is aiming to raise £200,000 to buy items such as iPads, which do not come as standard on the NHS. More than £4,000 was raised through the event, which included a raffle and drinks reception. It was organised by local supporters Lucy Field and Nicki Scott, who have raised more than £20,000 from fundraising events over the past two years. Lucy said: “I am delighted how much we managed to raise from the night, it has always been my dream to put on a ball. I would like to thank everyone who helped us to make it such a huge success and also to help us hit our target.” Their efforts have been praised by Jayne Blacklay, managing director at South Warwickshire Foundation Trust – which runs Warwick … [Read more...] about Sparkle and shine ball a glittering success
Romanian Simona Halep, who will end 2018 at the top of the world rankings, was designated on Friday the best player of the year in the women's professional tennis circuit (WTA), according to the WTA's website. The content of the www.agerpres.ro website has the exclusive purpose of public [email protected] The use of the Comments section entails your obligation to respect the AGERPRES terms and conditions in regards to the publishing of comments on the www.agerpres.ro. … [Read more...] about Simona Halep, designated best 2018 WTA player
The Government should reconsider the entire social protection system in Romania as the young people do not find any form of protection in the current mechanism and the authorities should take into account giving up on the flat tax in favour of progressive taxation, Hans Timmer, Chief Economist for the Europe and Central Asia region of the World Bank Friday told a press conference taking place in Bucharest. The content of the www.agerpres.ro website has the exclusive purpose of public [email protected] The use of the Comments section entails your obligation to respect the AGERPRES terms and conditions in regards to the publishing of comments on the www.agerpres.ro. … [Read more...] about World Bank: Entire social protection system in Romania should be reconsidered, including flat..