US researchers say blueberries may help in preventing bowel cancer because they contain pterostilbene - a natural antioxidant thought to fight cancer. Researchers at Rutgers University said the compound could be put into a pill.

Royals behind

Plantings of Jersey Royal potatoes are still 13% behind areas at the same point in 2006 after delays caused by wet weather. Recent high winds blew covers off some fields, but the crop is still on track for early lifting on 6 April.

School promotion

Foods From Spain has invited primary schools to make a collage representing fresh fruit and vegetables as part of a promotion that will net the winning school £2,000.