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Sour note struck by doubts over transparency in own restaurants

Syngenta plans $2bn share buyback

Sale of vegetable seeds business will fund cash for shareholders

El Niño poses threat to sugar and rice

Yields in India and Thailand at risk of low rainfall

Chagos Islands: Long journey home

Islanders were forcibly displaced in the 1960s. Now there is hope of a return, but it is complicated by the US military presence

Rare whisky investors toast sales rise

High-risk investment could leave incautious needing stiff drink

IC – August 29 highlights

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Third time unlucky for Monsanto’s Grant

Chief executive has failed three times to buy Syngenta

Pernod Ricard / Diageo: tonic required

China slowdown and US pain drains French spirits group

Pernod Ricard misses forecasts

Softness in China continues but India offers bright spot

Food groups wary of India’s new watchdog

Global producers grapple with a regulator seeking to assert its authority

McDonald’s throws out BK’s combo plan

‘McWhopper’ — half Big Mac, half Whopper — marketing stunt rejected by chain

Shaped for the circular economy

Start-ups with ecological innovations must plan their fit with industry

Hampton Creek told to rename Just Mayo

Regulator says food start-up needs to use eggs to call product mayo

US farm incomes halved by low grain price

Huge harvests over past two years bring end to ‘golden age’

Monsanto sweetens Syngenta takeover bid

Deal would cement group’s global dominance in agriculture

Naked Wines launches wine by text service

Delivery option means customers can suggest ‘Surprise me’

Many angry cooks spoil a business broth

Top chef’s call for better behaviour in kitchens

Distilleries making a spirited return

Fashion for bespoke alcohol with premium price tag is growing fast across the UK

Frantic dealmaking sweeps corporate Italy

Economic reforms propel mergers and acquisitions

IC — August 22 highlights

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