GM potatoes on trial
A GM potato trial at Leeds University has been given the green light by Defra. The research will examine potatoes that have been modified to resist infection by potato cyst nematodes. 

Leaves go kid-friendly 
The British Leafy Salads Association has created Lenny Lettuce to help interest kids in healthy eating. Lenny will feature on the BLSA's new interactive website. 

Tomatoes in spotlight 
The Co-operative Group laid on a range of events this week to celebrate British Tomato Week 2008. These included samplings of a selection of the fruit, including classic round, aranca, elegance, piccolo and the newest variety, sunstream.