It was only a matter of time before the seemingly invincible 'superfoods' got their come-uppance and this week they did at the hands of the Daily Mail. The paper said that, according to nutritionists, supposedly nutritious rich foods such as blueberries, pomegranates, seaweed and wheatgrass were no better for you than everyday fruit and vegetables.

The nationals filled up on the story that vegetarians won't be able to tuck into a Mars, Bounty or a pack of Maltesers thanks to change in their recipes by owner Masterfoods. The Sunday Mirror was the first newspaper to cover the story, with an accompanying comment piece, but it didn't manage to break the news - that had been done by The Grocer a day earlier.

Wine bottles could soon carry a scientific rating of potential health benefits, according to a story this week in the Financial Times. It said that scientists at Hertfordshire University had been using technology to detect levels of antioxidants in wines and were campaigning to persuade retailers to put indicators on bottle labels.

The Sunday Times ran a story on how Asda has launched a fresh price war against Sainsbury's by slashing the prices of more than 2,500 lines - reportedly 20% more products than this time last year. Asda has cut prices on more than 7,000 items since the beginning of the year, it said.

The Independent revealed the rather bizarre tactics that a Spanish dairy herd owner is employing to increase milk yield. According to the paper, farmer Hans-Pieter Sieber plays Mozart's Concerto for Flute and Harp in D major to his cows, allows them to sleep on water beds and even gives them relaxing showers. The cows reportedly produce 30-35 litres per day, more than the average of 29 litres on other farms.