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.
Today Cornwall councillors threw out an attempt to raise next year's council tax by six per cent.
Councillor Bob Egerton from Cornwall Council said: "We feel that the scale of cuts which is being imposed upon local government by central government means that we have to take responsibility ourselves within Cornwall to raise the money to try and preserve some of the essential frontline services."
Cornwall councillors have thrown out an attempt to raise next year's council tax by six per cent.
It was argued that the increase would prevent cuts in vital services.
Next month the council is likely to back a call for the tax to go up by one point 9% - an increase of 43p a week for the average household.
Torbay car parks will charge two pounds from the first of November, the single fee will include all-day parking, although on-street parking charges won't be affected.
The new deal will last for four months, but the council could extend it if it proves popular, and boosts business.
Haulier and shipping group Charles Gee, which transports huge parts for nuclear power stations and wings for the latest generation of Airbus aircraft has been forced into administration after 126 years.
The company with offices in Somerset called in restructuring firm FRP Advisory after suffering "acute cash flow pressures" following years of tough trading.
Job losses among its 250 staff are possible, administrators warned.
The board of Equality South West has announced that the company will cease trading as at 31 October 2013.
A statement on the company's website read:
The Board of Equality South West is announcing with great regret that Equality South West will cease trading as at 31 October 2013. Despite every effort on the part of our trustees, staff, volunteers and supporters, we have been unable to secure resources sufficient to allow Equality South West to continue.
The Board has noted with sadness that in the current economic and political climate, grant funding and contractual work are very difficult to obtain either for the promotion of equality and diversity or for challenging discrimination. In these circumstances the Board has decided that it has no option but to close Equality South West.
We are determined to celebrate everything we have achieved and to leave a lasting legacy to enable individuals, organisations and communities in the South West to continue championing equality and working towards a fairer and more inclusive society for everyone.
Cornwall Council proposes cutting £11.6 million from its Adult Care budget over the next financial year. The service includes supported living, home care and independent living for people with disabilities.
Cornwall Council has announced plans to end its children's mental health service, part of an effort to save £24 million over the tax year. The Council also plans to axe its family intervention project.
More details are expected today following Cornwall Council's plans to cut £24 million from its budget next year. The biggest impact is in adult care where savings of £11.5 million have been suggested. Other services like road maintenance and bus routes will be hit.
It has been closed for the past six months while its front has been literally ripped off and put back on again.
The Theatre Royal in Plymouth reopens its doors for the first time after its £7million revamp on Thursday night.
It is one of the most important regional theatres outside London - bringing in £26million to the local economy.
Now the 30 year old Theatre has a new look to take it into the future.
The finishing touches are being made ahead of the grand re-opening of Plymouth's Theatre Royal. The revamp has cost seven point five million pounds and has transformed the front of the theatre.
It opens tonight with a production in the Drum Theatre before the grand opening night of Warhorse in the main theatre tomorrow.