Magic mushroom

A mushroom used for centuries in Asian medicine may enhance the effects of chemotherapy in eliminating cancer, scientists have found. The rare phellinus linteus fungus only grows wild on red mulberry trees.

Galia prices up

Galia melon prices are rising, but fruit sizes are falling, some importers have reported. A smaller crop has pushed up prices in Spain and shippers are baulking at higher prices.

Spanish voice

Interfresa is the newly created industry body representing strawberry growers and exporters in the Huelva region of Spain. After a difficult season of relatively low prices, it has set its sights on improving quality.