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The Observer view on the UK’s toxic stance on sugar farming | Observer editorial
Neonicotinoids kill bees and destroy the environment. A truly green government would find a better solution to the problem of aphid-borne disease

Observer editorial

29, Jan, 2023 @7:00 AM

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National insurance increase will be reversed from 6 November, says Kwasi Kwarteng – as it happened
The chancellor says the move will save 28m people £330 on average next year

Andrew Sparrow

22, Sep, 2022 @4:31 PM

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UK needs to tax salt in the same way it does sugar, says heart charity
Ministers should bring in levy to cut heart attacks and strokes and address packaged foods’ high salt content, advises BHF

Denis Campbell Health policy editor

20, Jun, 2022 @11:01 PM

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Last rites? Supermarkets’ annual Easter egg bonanza to end
Shoppers may soon have to hunt for chocolate eggs as anti-obesity law dictates how and where unhealthy foods can be sold

Zoe Wood

16, Apr, 2022 @7:00 AM

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UK overrules scientific advice by lifting ban on bee-harming pesticide
Campaigners aghast as emergency exemption on use of thiamethoxam granted due to risk to sugar beet crop

Damian Carrington Environment editor

01, Mar, 2022 @7:08 PM

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‘A ticking timebomb’: Australian doctors use social media to call for sugar tax on soft drinks
Staggering amount of sugary drinks consumed each year puts Australians at risk of developing major health problems, AMA warns

Sarah Martin Chief political correspondent

18, Jan, 2022 @4:30 PM

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Can the UK kick its sugar habit? We ask the expert
Graham MacGregor, chairman of campaign group Action on Sugar, on how to avoid overdoing the sweet stuff

Coco Khan

10, Dec, 2021 @3:00 PM

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‘A perfect storm’: UK beet growers fear Brexit threatens their future
They produce half the country’s sugar needs, but expect new trade deals to make their tough situation worse

Joanna Partridge

19, Aug, 2021 @3:57 PM

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Campaigners lose court case to stop Ugandan forest clearance
Court ruling gives go-ahead for sugar plantation in Bugoma forest, home to endangered chimpanzees

Samuel Okiror in Kampala

13, May, 2021 @3:10 PM

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Tate & Lyle in talks to sell sweeteners division in move to healthier food
Company sold its sugar business, home to Lyle’s Golden Syrup, in 2010

Mark Sweney

26, Apr, 2021 @8:12 AM

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The mystery epidemic striking Nicaragua’s sugar cane workers – a photo essay
In Chichigalpa, kidney failure accounts for half of all male deaths over the last decade. Could industry changes be the key to saving lives?

Kate Hodal

27, Nov, 2020 @7:00 AM

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Brexit uncertainty may cause sugar shortages in Northern Ireland, warns firm
Tate & Lyle Sugars is warning supermarkets of sugar and syrup supply issues next year

Julia Kollewe

11, Nov, 2020 @4:01 PM

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