EUROPE

Post image for Markets under threat as shoppers go online for fruit and veg

Rising rents are intensifying fight for survival, while a traders’ group says markets are struggling to attract new stallholders. For generations the bustling local market has offered cost-conscious shoppers fresh fruit, meat and vegetables served by traders, and many have had the same family stall for years. But now, market stallholders say they face a [...]

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Post image for Scorpion in your soup? EU spends £2.5m encouraging people to eat insects

Nutrition experts have found a cheap way to help save the environment and solve the food shortage crisis. They have found an abundant supply of food rich in calcium and protein, while low in fat. But the squeamish might want to look away now – because the food source is insects. The European Union thinks [...]

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Post image for European market hungry for African organic food

African farmers are growing much of the country’s organic foods for the European market, where the desire for organic foods has been growing very rapidly. The organic market in Europe is said to be growing much faster than that for conventional foods, giving African farmers the impetus to make more money producing the crops. Nearly [...]

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