Local chefs joined forces with farmers at Mile Cross Primary School in Norwich to launch new Countryside Classroom schemeRead the full story ›
The North West Cambridgeshire MP Shailesh Vara says the fight to allow people in the village of Stilton to name the cheese they produce after the village will continue.
He joined a meeting between villagers and the food minister, and described the discussions as very useful. There are now plans for future talks.
A food student at Wisbech Grammar School has taken the top prize in a national competition organised by The Guild of Food Writers.Read the full story ›
There are a rising number of amateur bakers in the region setting up what have become known as micro bakeries in their own kitchens.
It means people are not just saving money, but they are making it.
Claire McGlasson has been to one micro bakery in Luton, click below to see her report
Three food producers in the region have won the East of England Co-op's Producer of the Year awards.
Rossi Ice Cream from Southend have scooped the Essex award. Buxton Potato Company have won for Norfolk and Lane Farm Country Foods from Brundish, near Woodbridge, have been voted producer of the year for Suffolk.
All three producers now go through to the national finals.
TV Chef Rick Stein was in Norwich launching his latest book. Jonathan Wills caught up with him and began by asking about his love of food foraging.
A thrifty mum from Essex has landed a book deal after blogging about how to feed a family for as little as £10 a week.
Jenny Line has been to meet her.
A single mother from Essex who blogged her efforts to feed her family for just £10 a week has landed herself a book deal.
Jack Monroe attracted a huge online audience with recipes for meals costing as little as 9 pence.
The cereal company Weetabix, based in Northamptonshire, has had to halt production on some products, after last year's poor wheat harvest.Read the full story ›
The future of the agriculture and food sector in Suffolk is being discussed today. Farmers, industry leaders and local authorities will meet at an agricultural conference. Globally production will need to increase by 50% by 2030 and 100% by 2050 to meet resources.
The success and growth of the county's agricultural sector is vital not only to Suffolk but to the rest of the country. With both Suffolk and Norfolk combined producing nearly half of England's sugar beet, turkeys and ducks, a quarter of all pigs and geese, and a fifth of the potatoes, vegetables, salads and peas, it is a sector that simply cannot be forgotten. A thriving agricultural and food sector in Suffolk can also help to rebalance the economy and deliver growth to the county."
The conference will look at how Suffolk can meet this challenge by discussing:
- Jobs and the future workforce
- Water and resources
- Planning and infrastructure
- Market and supply chains
A number of challenges lie ahead, including filling the skills gap, the effect of climate change on crops, and exploring how to increase crop yield whilst protecting the land. However here in Suffolk we are well placed to face head on these difficulties. We have a good climate, large markets, a dynamic food processing sector and a world class knowledge base."