Sugar beet growers© Tim Scrivener
Sugar beet growers grappling with price cuts amid an oversupplied global sugar market face mounting calls for consumers to reduce consumption on health grounds. Doctors have called for a sugar tax – starting with a 20% duty on sugar-sweetened soft drinks to combat the UK’s obesity epidemic. See also: British Sugar cuts beet price by 15% for 2016-17 Evidence showed that taxing unhealthy food and drink products had the potential to improve health, said the British Medical Association (BMA). A […]
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