Apple tree pilot

Sainsbury's is working with apple growers in Kent on a pilot project that will triple the fruit yield available from a given area of land by increasing the number of trees to more than 3,000 per hectare.

Gem tests positive

The latest pesticide residue findings (for the first quarter in 2006) from the PRC found gem lettuce from Spain tested positive for excess residues on four occasions, as well as US grapes and passion fruit from Colombia and South Africa.

Fruit & veg claim

Australian scientists claim that children and the elderly would do more to combat osteoporosis by eating more fruit and veg instead of taking calcium supplements. They studied 2860 children.