From Morrison’s set to trial new paper bags for grocery shopping, to Veganuary ending on a record high. This is a summary of the food news that has caught our eye this week.

Telegraph

Morrison’s are set to trial the launch of large paper bags for groceries at supermarket check-outs and are also raising the price of it’s plastic bags by 50%.

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/jan/28/morrisons-to-trial-paper-bags-for-groceries-and-higher-price-for-plastic-bags

Marks & Spencer are in talks about a takeover of Ocado’s supermarket operations in a belated attack on the online grocery market.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2019/01/27/ms-talks-ocado-enter-online-food-fight/

The i

Drinker’s cant get enough of the tasty, non alcoholic drink alternative. Kombucha: the fizz made from fermented tea that’s a big hit in bars.

https://inews.co.uk/inews-lifestyle/food-and-drink/kombucha-the-fermented-tea-drinkers-cant-get-enough-of/

The guardian

Now that Veganuary is over, a look back at this years figures shows record highs of over 250,000 participants.

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2019/jan/31/veganuary-record-high-participants-plant-based

Daily Mail

Experts urge the government to launch “Big Tobacco” style fight on junk food firms with taxes on red and processed meat and cigarette-style health warnings on packaging.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6637711/Red-processed-meat-taxed-given-cigarette-style-health-warnings-doctors-warn.html

Fast overtaking Jam as Britain’s favourite spread, we rate some of the most popular products…

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-6641973/Fast-overtaking-jam-Britains-favourite-spread-rate-popular-peanut-butters.html