From an 86% fall in UK plastic bag use, to anti-ageing gin, these are the top food news stories that have grabbed our attention in the last 7 days.

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Supermarket plastic bag usage has fallen by 86%

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/plastic-bag-use-at-english-supermarkets-falls-by-86-swmqpp99n

Independent

A Scottish ice cream store has gone viral for creating mayonnaise-flavoured ice cream – and divided the public in the process.

https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/mayonnaise-ice-cream-launch-reaction-twitter-falkirk-scotland-a8466031.html

Daily Mail

The beauty treatment you can DRINK: New pink gin infused with ‘anti-ageing’ collagen promises to give you youthful skin

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/food/article-6006689/Collagin-pink-rose-gin-infused-anti-ageing-collagen-promises-youthful-skin.html

Evening Standard

Ocado is releasing a mint chocolate chip cheese later this year

https://www.standard.co.uk/lifestyle/foodanddrink/mint-chocolate-chip-cheese-ocado-a3896091.html?utm_campaign=Echobox&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1532878168

The guardian

‘Brexit created doubt’: Romanian workers turn backs on UK farms

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/jul/31/brexit-created-doubt-romanian-agencies-struggle-to-find-uk-farm-staff

Something’s brewing: behind the rise of women’s teas

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2018/jul/31/brewing-rise-of-womens-teas-hype