Liz Hurley in organic team up with Prince Charles

Mon Mar 30, 2009 11:07am EDT
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LONDON (Reuters Life!) - British actress Liz Hurley is teaming up with sustainable-living champion Prince Charles to launch a range of organic foods in October, her spokeswoman said on Monday.

The line of meat and grain products, produced at Hurley's 400-acre organic farm in western England, will be sold by Duchy Originals, the heir-to-the-throne's sustainable food company.

It will include pork, poultry, lamb and rare breed beef currently sold at local farmers' markets, as well as organic grains harvested at the model-actress's farm.

Austin Powers star Hurley said she had been inspired by the Prince of Wales because of his belief in organic food and farming and his commitment to sustaining the British countryside.

Duchy Originals, founded by Charles in 1990 to promote organic food and farming, sells more than 200 typically British foods, with all profits going to charity.

Earlier this month the firm rejected accusations of quackery over Duchy Originals promotion of a detox tincture made from artichoke and dandelion.

(Reporting by Nick Vinocur; Editing by Paul Casciato)

<p>Britain's Liz Hurley smiles on the first day of the Cheltenham Festival horse racing meeting in Gloucestershire, western England March 10, 2009. REUTERS/ Eddie Keogh</p>