Organic Food Gets Boost from UK Food Retailers, Prince Charles.
In related news, key advisers to the Prince of Wales are helping Tesco, Britain's largest supermarket chain, to announce an expansion of its organic food range and the creation of Britain's first professor of organic farming. Prince Charles is an ardent supporter of organic agriculture. Tesco now hopes to become the largest seller of organic produce in Britain, with at least 100 organic products in every one of its 680 stores. The arrangement is estimated to be worth approximately $142,000 to the Prince of Wales Charitable Foundation. Tesco also plans to donate approximately $640,000 over five years to Newcastle University to fund research into organic farming. The university will use the money to create a research base, likely to be called the Tesco Centre for Organic Agriculture. It will also install Carlo Leifert as its first professor of ecological agriculture in what is believed to be the first post of its kind created at a British university.
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|Publication:||Food & Drink Weekly|
|Date:||Sep 18, 2000|
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