The Rural Focus Press Group (RFPG) was set up by me nearly two years' ago to enable representatives from rural sector bodies and organisations to meet at regular intervals to discuss a variety of issues, find common ground and then work with journalists and others in the media sector to provide the public with information, comment and advice.
Since its inception, the group has grown – both in relation to numbers and influence. Now consist
We now know that weight loss is not a "one size fits all" fad, it needs to be tailored to the individual's needs: these may include metabolism, what medications people are taking, financial and social conditions.
Calorie counting and low fat diets only seem to work for a short space of time, and we now know low fat diets are not good for long term health.
Rice bran oil is a big favourite for cooking because of its subtle flavour, meaning it is ideal for frying delicately flavoured fish, meat and vegetables, which can easily be overpowered by vegetable and olives oils.
Working mum Kirsty Henshaw shot to fame when her allergen-free dessert range - inspired by her food intolerant son, Jake - won over Dragons' Peter Jones and Duncan Bannatyne in 2010. Kirsty is now taking on the UKs top selling ready meals, introducing her range of healthier and naturally nutritious chilled everyday meals.
The BBC2's "The Men That Made Us Fat" and Channel 4's" Dispatches - The Myths about your 5 a Day" highlighted exactly what is wrong with the food industry, who has the power and how we as consumers are manipulated by advertising and marketing.
Piglets dying while their mothers look on unable to help, crippled chickens dying on the floor of vast sheds, terrified cows desperate to escape the slaughterhouse and sheep being killed while their young still suckle are just some of the shocking scenes from a new Animal Aid film showing conditions inside British farms and slaughterhouses. The film will be screened on the side of a specially converted ambulance, dubbed the Meat Wagon.