bakery market was worth £42m in the year to November 2007, representing a small proportion of the total organic food market in the UK, which stands at £2bn.The new research, conducted by Leatherhead Food International, also found that organic bread is worth £26m, up 25.3% in the past year.The report, which was commissioned by ingredients supplier British Bakels, claimed that “significant expansion of the organic bread market could be held back by a lack of local wheat supplies”. Most organic wheat is imported from Canada, the Ukraine and Kazakhstan.”Bread lags behind other food products in terms of share of consumer spend,” said Paul Morrow, MD of British Bakels. “If we were to achieve the same share for organic bread of the retail market as the majority of other organic products, sales would virtually double.”The report found there has been limited activity in the organic cakes market. “Consumers shopping for cakes are more likely to base choices on convenience or indulgence than ethical concerns,” said the report.See 1 February, 2008, issue for more on the organic market.
THE way 25-year-old Torell Ondaan and 20-year-old Liam Gorden have blended into the Golden Jaguars’ setup would give the impression that they have been around before, but they have not.The former, based in Holland, and the latter who plays in England donned national colours for the first time against Bermuda last Thursday night.They both joined the Guyana national senior team at a historic juncture as the nation, for the first time in their 117-plus year history, have qualified for the premier tournament in the CONCACAF Confederation, the Gold Cup.Speaking with GFF Media, both young men have said that they are excited and gratified at being given the opportunity to represent Guyana and will strive to represent with pride.Torell Ondaan, who plies his trade at SC Telstar in Holland, described his feelings on making his debut as amazing and something that one cannot really describe: “The feeling is so amazing to be a Guyana player. It is one of the biggest dreams for me because I come from Holland, I’m born there but I always like to go to Guyana to see everybody, to feel everything about Guyana.”He noted that whenever he travels to Guyana he feels all the love, “That’s why this is the biggest dream of my life.”Born to Guyanese parents in Holland, Yonette and Lionel, and playing at the Second Division Level, Ondaan describes himself as the easy guy. He sees himself as a team player and has already felt the warmth of his teammates even though he has been with the team for just a matter of days.“Everybody is so lovely and nice to me and I am still grooving into the team. I will see what I can do for the team, not for myself but more for the team. It’s amazing really, everybody is so nice, I didn’t expect that.”Stating that this is home for him, Ondaan said his knowledge of Guyanese is that they are strong in will and he is encouraging everyone, players and all, to work together as a family not as individuals.He is calling on fans and supporters to be persistent with the team: “Stay patient, watch the games with all the love and don’t be aggressive if we miss chances or something. We are here now for the team, for the country and it’s amazing already that we have made it this far.”Meanwhile, Liam Gorden, who celebrated his 20th birthday last week and plays as a defender with English club side Dagenham & Redbridge FC, described his debut as a massive opportunity.“It’s the first time for me playing international football and it’s the best thing you can ask for. It’s better than club football; it’s a different experience. It’s a big thing for me and my family as well, just to recognise the Gorden name it makes me proud that I am Guyanese. It’s a dream come true for me.”Gorden’s grandparents are from the Ancient County of Berbice, his grandfather hailing from Belladrum.He notes that for the team to push on further there must be a collective effort fuelled by a deep sense of togetherness.“The only way we’re going to push on far is for all of us, management and players, to be together and want it. We know what the goal is and we know what to do on the pitch and we’ll do that. I just want the team to do well.“It doesn’t matter if I play or not, I’m part of the programme and it’s a massive opportunity for me as a young player to be involved in this. So I just want the country to do well and for everyone to recognise how good we can be.”Young Gorden is calling on the fans and supporters to get behind the team and support: “It’s the first time that Guyana have ever been in this competition and it’s a massive competition. As long as everyone is behind us we’ll do whatever we can to prove to you that we can do it and let everyone know what Guyana is about.”
FLEX: Browns defense ($4,600)FLEX: K Austin Seibert ($3,800)We’re going with OBJ, believing he will realize it’s TNF and take it to Haden in a big game that rivals what he dropped against the Jets on MNF. Conner returns to a great matchup, while we’re also sticking with Mayfield, related to Beckham, staying semi-hot along with Landry. We’re going contrarian by thinking the Browns, as shaky favorites, will win this game with some clutch D late and a few tack-on field goals. WEEK 11 NON-PPR RANKINGS:Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | KickerSteelers: Who to start or sit in fantasy football on Thursday nightStart: RB James ConnerThe Browns are the No. 27 run defense in the NFL and give up an insane 4.9 yards per carry. Conner returns from his shoulder injury at the right time to, well, shoulder the load to help the Steelers’ sputtering running game without him. If he gets 20 carries as expected, it should translate to a hundy and a score as the floor.Sit: QB Mason RudolphThe Browns were consistently giving up multiple TD passes to QBs before Week 10, but then Josh Allen burned them with two TD runs. Rudolph, however, has yet to throw for more than 251 yards in any game and has delivered only one TD in three of the past four games. The Steelers will try to win another one with the running game and defense.WEEK 11 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiver | Tight endSit: WR JuJu Smith-SchusterSmith-Schuster was erased from the game plan against the Rams thanks to shadow coverage from Jalen Ramsey. This week, he can work the slot a little better because the Browns won’t have Denzel Ward travel with him inside. But the concern here is more on the front end with limited volume and effectiveness from Rudolph in a hostile environment against a tricky pass rush. Smith-Schuster has been better on downfield shots this season, but the checkdowns from Rudolph to avoid mistakes are a big reason for the major dip in production.Sit: WRs Diontae Johnson and James WashingtonThe rookie Johnson looked like the man to be the major upgrade as the No. 2 from Donte Moncrief. But then last week, Washington became the man instead downfield for Rudolph, rekindling their days together lighting it up for Oklahoma State. It has kind of become a split situation now with unpredictability in production, something you cannot trust in a crucial week in seasonal redraft leagues.Sit: TE Vance McDonaldThe Browns by the numbers have been vulnerable to tight ends and a top-10 matchup in terms of points allowed in standard leagues. But their main troubles have been against athletic field-stretchers at the position vs. more physical red-zone types. McDonald has seen seven targets each of the past two weeks, but it’s yielded only eight catches for 41 yards and a TD. It’s score or bust for his viability in your lineups.Start: K Chris BoswellThis has the feeling of a sloppy, low-scoring Thursday nighter. The kickers should be in play as some good drives stall for both teams.Start: Steelers defense/special teamsThey have been smashing of late and there is one big reason for that: Minkah Fitzpatrick. The versatile defensive back has been an interception machine with five picks to make the biggest plays behind a good pass rush. The sacks and takeaway chances will be there against Baker Mayfield.MORE TNF: DraftKings Showdown Lineup | Betting guideBrowns: Who to start or sit in fantasy football on Thursday nightStart: WR Odell Beckham Jr.When the lights go up on the city, the sun shines on OBJ. His journey during his first season in Cleveland has been bumpy, but there are signs he can finish red hot. He tends to ball out in prime time, and to his credit, he’s stayed patient and hasn’t pouted. He can burn the slower, older Joe Haden more than a few times, and there’s a good chance he pops into the end zone.Start: RB Nick ChubbThis is a brutal matchup for Chubb given the Steelers are very good against the run. They have allowed only four rushing TDs and on average 105.3 yards per game at 3.9 yards per carry. But he’s likely your best RB1 option and the talent is there to break through with a long one. He put up 18 carries for 65 yards in his lone start against them last season.Start: WR Jarvis LandryThe Steelers erased Cooper Kupp in the slot last week but there’s a big difference here: The presence of Beckham downfield and Rashard Higgins likely to see more snaps as the No. 3 ahead of useless Antonio Callaway. Last week, with no Brandin Cooks to stretch the field, it was easy to squeeze on Kupp as Pittsburgh picked the milder poison of Robert Woods. In previous games, Pittsburgh actually has struggled to cover the slot. Besides that, Landry is on fire over the past two weeks, catching 15-of-23 targets for 148 yards for two TDs. He’s a fine PPR play and more appealing than usual in standard as Mayfield is suddenly locked into him.Sit: QB Baker MayfieldMayfield has two solid games in a row, but there are so many safer options in redraft leagues than one going against the Steelers’ pass rush and ball-hawking secondary. You can feel better about him facilitating Beckham and Landry than his individual numbers, which probably are capped at around 250 yards and two touchdowns with some turnovers mixed in. He’s out in seasonal leagues because of that, but a little viable in DFS Showdown because of the price (see below).Sit: RB Kareem HuntThe Steelers are very good at covering running backs, too, and Hunt essentially, for now, is a more Duke Johnson Jr.-like player over Dontrell Hilliard behind Chubb. There’s no need to extend to Hunt, as he’s a deep-league reach in PPR and a bad deployment in standard.WEEK 11 DFS LINEUPS:Y! cash | Y! GPP | DK cash | DK GPP | FD cash | FD GPPSit: WR Rashard HigginsHIggins did score the game-winning touchdown against the Bills, but that was his only target of the game. So, no.Start: K Austin SeibertSee our analysis for Boswell. Seibert has quietly been one of the NFL’s best field-goal artists all season.Start: Browns defense/special teamsThis one is tricky. The Browns have sorely disappointed in terms of making plays against the Broncos and Bills the past two weeks. But teams tend to play higher impact defense at home in prime-time games because of the emotions involved. If you’re in a deeper league where everyone’s jumped on the “safer” streaming options, you could do a lot worse than Cleveland. But keep in mind it’s a boom-or-bust play based on game script, tied to whether it can play with a lead and force Rudolph to throw.MORE WEEK 11 DFS: Values | Stacks | Lineup BuilderSteelers-Browns DraftKings Showdown lineup for Thursday nightCaptain: WR Odell Beckham Jr. ($13,800)FLEX: RB James Conner ($10,800)FLEX: QB Baker Mayfield ($9,000)FLEX: WR Jarvis Landry ($8,000) No one ever wants to start the week slowly, and it’s easy to feel like ‘Thursday Night Football’ can make or break your fantasy football results for a given week in your seasonal leagues (and your NFL DFS bankroll for DraftKings Showdown contests). Especially at this point in the season, start ’em, sit ’em decisions involving TNF players just seem a little more important, and that’s why were here with a special start-or-sit edition for Week 11’s Steelers-Browns game.Tonight’s game between the Steelers and Browns is in Cleveland and kicks off 8:20 p.m. ET on FOX, NFL Network and Amazon Prime Video.