These days, more and more consumers want to know exactly where their food comes from, and that it is locally sourced.
A number of jobs are to go at Premier Foods in Plymouth - part of 900 job losses across the UK.
Thousands of people from across the Westcountry are heading to the Capital for a march against the Government's austerity policies.
It is no surprise that Cornwall has one of the highest proportions of second homes in the country.
But it is also the poorest, and many local people struggle to get onto the property ladder.
New housing minister Kris Hopkins was quoted in the weekend papers saying second homes are good for rural communities, now he has backtracked, saying he was misquoted.
Housing charity Shelter has called for action to tackle a "desperate shortage" of affordable homes.
In the South West, only six in every 100 homes in the South West are affordable. Shelter chief executive Campbell Robb said:
When the number of affordable properties in an entire town can be counted on your fingers, it's not difficult to see why a stable home of their own is quickly becoming a distant dream for the next generation.
It's right that young people who aspire to own their own home should work hard and save each month, but with such a pitiful number of affordable homes on offer - even with a generous 20% deposit - our housing shortage is holding them back.
Unless we build the affordable homes we desperately need, house prices will continue to rise and as a result more people will be forced to live at home with their parents into their thirties, or move into the expensive and unstable private rental market.
Young people are working hard and doing their bit. Now the government has to meet people halfway and increase the supply of affordable homes - not the supply of credit - or the prospect of a home of their own will slip even further out of reach for future generations.
Research from a charity has found that only 6% of properties in the South West are affordable for families looking to buy their first home.
Several affordability "black-spots" were also uncovered by the study:
- Exeter, where there were just six affordable properties
- East Dorset, where there were 16 affordable homes for sale
- Christchurch where there were 11
Farmers from across Devon are heading to Westminster today, to ask for more money to help the environment.
They will meet MPs to discuss how much of the Government's farming budget will go towards supporting threatened species, landscapes and heritage features.
The secretary of state for the environment will announce his budget for the countryside in the next few weeks.
Only six in every 100 homes in the South West are affordable for working families, new research from housing charity Shelter has found.
The charity said it is harder than ever for younger families to get onto the property ladder, and many people remain stuck in expensive and unstable private lets.
A magazine that began life in the back bedroom of a North Devon home is celebrating its tenth anniversary, and its decade of success and growth reflects the industry it covers.
The publishers of Food believe they have helped play a part in the increasing popularity of local produce.
The past ten years has been described by analysts as something of a food revolution in the region.
Jo Rees Editor of Food said the magazine was successful because it had "legs right away".
Speaking to ITV News Westcountry she said:
It had legs straight away, it was just at the start of that Zeitgeist this ten year food revolution that we've experienced, it just kept pace with it and I'd like to think in the South West we've played some part in actually making that happen because we've been writing about local food, promoting local food that whole time.
Food magazine, has had a decade of success alongside the growth of restaurants and producers, and the magazine's publishers have been celebrating its 10th anniversary.
A new cycle route around Dartmoor National Park opens today, the 95-mile-long circular track passes through Bovey BUVVY Tracey, Okehampton and Tavistock.
The Dartmoor Way is hoped to attract cycling enthusiasts and holidaymakers from across the country.