From the big Sainsbury’s and ASDA merger to the creation of yet another avocado dessert we’ve been scouring the news this week to bring you our top food news picks.

FT

Sainsbury’s and Asda forge pact to create UK grocery leader: J Sainsbury, the UK’s second-biggest food retailer, has struck a deal to take over Walmart subsidiary Asda to create Britain’s biggest grocer by market share.

https://www.ft.com/content/4aceda6e-4c3a-11e8-8a8e-22951a2d8493

The guardian

The avolato – part avocado, part gelato and, at £9.50, all privilege: The seasonal treat tastes just as you might imagine, but, despite being eco-friendly, still manages to cost the earth

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2018/may/02/the-avolato-part-avocado-part-gelato-and-at-950-all-privilege

BBC News

New peanut allergy blood test developed: Scientists have developed a blood test for peanut allergies that they say is less risky and more cost-efficient than other tests.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-43962236

Daily Express

Royal wedding guests COMPLAIN about being ‘told bring OWN FOOD’ to Meghan and Harry event: members of the public invited to the royal wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have reacted with fury after claiming they were told to bring their own food to the event.

https://www.express.co.uk/news/royal/954941/royal-wedding-meghan-marble-prince-harry-guests-food

Independent

Women who eat less fruit and more fast food take longer to get pregnant, finds study: Some couples incorrectly believe fruit should be avoided when trying to conceive, dietician warns.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/health/women-eat-fruit-fast-food-take-long-pregnant-conceive-health-study-a8335271.html