Sugar tax in Mexico stirs UK debate

Food and drink industry is resisting tax to reduce consumption

South Africa corn prices at 20-month high

Prolonged drought and currency weakness propel futures higher

Chinese beer: under pressure

Popular brands waning as upmarket and imported brews gain space

Crackdown cuts scale of EU fish fraud

Number of species mis-sold drops from 40% to 5% in five years

US deals double blow with ethanol ruling

Regulator’s targets disappoint corn industry and oil refiners

Emperador to buy Beam Suntory unit

Philippines-based group continues overseas push

Commons health committee backs sugar tax

MPs support government curbs on price discounts on unhealthy food

AB InBev to sell off Peroni and Grolsch

Brewer to offload SABMiller brands to avoid EU takeover concerns

Cameron under fire over green cuts

Blue-chips’ subsidy plea challenges PM on eve of Paris summit

Cloned cows cause beef on climate change

UN estimates global meat industry belches out 14.5% of global greenhouse gas emissions

Russia hits Turkey with range of sanctions

Economic retaliation follows downing of military jet on Syrian border

FAO cuts China’s 2015 corn output number

Revision comes amid bulging stockpile due to farmer subsidies

Chinese weakness hits Rémy sales

Once-booming sales of premium cognac continue to slide

Climate change purées Nestlé pumpkin sales

Record rains in Illinois have halved the top growing state’s crop

US ethanol output tops 1m barrels a day

Low corn prices and greater number of motorists benefit refiners

Britvic confident of profit rise

Soft drinks maker upbeat as it expands overseas

Coca-Cola’s science officer retires

Drinks group has faced criticism over links to anti-obesity group

Greencore bucks trend as profit jumps 33%

Sandwich maker to increase investment as demand continues to rise

Butter shows Japan’s uneven food policies

Prolonged yen weakness has boosted price inflation

Cannabis group eyes joint listing

Marijuana producer to list in London or Germany and in New York


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