Pill to ward off cancer

Scientists announced last week that a pill made from brassicas like cabbage and broccoli can fight off cancer cells. It comes down to a compound called Indole-3-carbinol found in the vegetables.

Hallowe'en drive

Worldwide Fruit is running a Hallowe'en campaign to promote Jazz apples. The campaign will focus on games to play with apples. They include apple bobbing, peeling and fortune telling.

Spud quality problem

North West European Potato Growers has warned that many countries are facing worse quality problems than previously thought, with some reports suggesting that 15% to 20% of the Dutch Bintje crop may be unusable.