With all this wonderful weather we’ve been having, it’s no surprise growers of fruit and veg are getting worried about the sun’s effects on their produce. So boffins in California have developed the latest device to thwart cruel Mother Nature – sun block for fruit.

Apparently the spray-on sun-cream stops those harmful ultraviolet rays that damage the skins of tomatoes and apples but lets through enough light to allow photosynthesis. What next – liposuction for livestock?