£18-a-pot caviar is farmed at an old mushroom plant in deepest Yorkshire

It is a region more usually associated with Yorkshire pudding, Tetley tea and Wensleydale cheese, but now God’s own county can boast a more exotic – and unexpected – contribution to Britain’s food supplies: caviar. The almost impossibly expensive delicacy is normally shipped from the chilly Caspian Sea to grace the delicatessen counters of stores such as Harrods and Fortnum & Mason. But now the sturgeon’s eggs are being produced in a former mushroom farm just outside Leeds – and going on sale in Aldi this week. ‘When I tell my friends that I work at a caviar farm, they say, “What? There’s a caviar farm in Yorkshire?” ’ exclaims Megan Babicz, ‘“No way!” ’ Yes way. Because Megan, 17, is one of five workers at KC Caviar, which you’ll find down a dirt track near the former coal mining town of Garforth, past fields of winter kale and turnips. I expected to discover a large lake – West Yorkshire’s very own Caspian. Instead, I was met by six large sheds, which a decade ago housed mushroom compost beds. Inside each shed are three tanks some 10ft across, which look like over-sized paddling pools. And inside each pool there are 30 5ft sturgeon – dark and strangely prehistoric looking...

Lithium Junior Miner News For The Month Of July 2019

Lithium market news – most experts see strong lithium demand, despite some short-term pricing pressures in 2019. Junior lithium miner company news – Bacanora Lithium signs investment and off-take agreement with Ganfeng Lithium. Welcome to the July 2019 edition of the “junior” lithium miner news. I have categorized those lithium miners that won’t likely be in production before 2020 as the juniors. Investors are reminded that most of the lithium juniors will most likely be needed in the mid 2020s to supply the booming electric vehicle (EV) and energy storage markets. This means investing in these companies requires a higher risk tolerance, and a longer time frame. July saw lithium prices slightly lower again. It was a relatively quiet month of lithium company news; however still some big announcements including the Bacanora Lithium/Ganfeng Lithium agreement and the European Metals Holdings/CEZ agreement. During July, 99% lithium carbonate China spot prices were down 1.93%. Spodumene (5% min) prices were down 0.2%. Fastmarkets (formerly Metal Bulletin) reports 99.5% lithium carbonate battery grade spot prices cif China, Japan & Korea of US$10.50-1...