Under threat: drought and high temperatures are triggering the accumulation of chemical compounds in crops

Extreme weather making crops more ‘toxic’

By Noli Dinkovski

Food crops are protecting themselves from more extreme weather by generating toxins that are potentially harmful to humans and animals, a new United Nations report has claimed.

One of Greggs' new look stores

Cautious optimism from analysts over Greggs

By Rod Addy

Bakery retailer Greggs has provoked cautious optimism from analysts over its latest quarterly trading update, with signs of a recovery in like-for-like sales.

Sizzling weather spoils Thorntons Easter

Sizzling weather spoils Thorntons Easter

Unseasonably hot Easter weather dented Thorntons sales for the crucial third quarter sales period up to April 30 2011, while the firm has predicted a drop in full-year profits.