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No blood: most Brits want their meat well done

Rare steak off the menu for most Brits

By Nicholas Robinson

Brits are munching their way through an average of 312 meaty meals a year, with 85% of meat eaters consuming animal protein at least once a day, a new survey has claimed.

Food fears: young Brits with food allergies are spurning eating when out of the home

Young Brits with food allergies 'fear' eating out

By Nicholas Robinson

A significant number of young people aged between 16 and 24 and suffering from food allergies or intolerances fear eating out in pubs and restaurants, shocking new research has claimed.

Fungal fact: in excess of 350 types of mushroom are consumed by humans

Did you know this about mushrooms?

By Nicholas Robinson

Did you know edible mushrooms are worth £32bn globally and that 2,000 new species of fungi are discovered each year? As well as being valuable to the economy, fungi are vital to almost all parts of modern day life.

Time limit proposal: consumers show mixed opinions on how long dining should take

How much time should you give diners to eat a meal?

By Nicholas Robinson

Getting the balance right between allowing diners enough time to eat and ensuring tables are turned over efficiently is tricky. Recent research from YouGov, however, shines a light on the correct direction.

On the rise: onion prices are reportedly up 41%, carrots by 80%, and wheat for bread by a fifth

Extreme weather to cause 5% rise in food prices

By James Beeson

Prices of meat, vegetable and dairy products are set to rise by “at least” 5% in the coming months due to extreme weather in the UK this year, according to new research.