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Bangladesh to get 10% fast food levy

By RJ Whitehead

Bangladesh’s finance minister announced to parliament that he was committed to imposing new taxes on fast food as a health measure.

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Food processing minister resumes crusade to charm foreign investors

By RJ Whitehead

India’s food processing minster has returned home after a trade tour to Japan, where she met executives of close to a dozen food companies in a bid to attract them to invest in production in India—at a time when few others are following that route.

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India has potential to be one of world’s biggest food processors

By RJ Whitehead

With nearly a tenth of the world's arable land and a fifth of its irrigated farming, India is one the world's largest producer of milk, pluses, ginger, bananas, guavas and mangoes. It also ranks second in the world for rice, wheat, vegetable...

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Fat tax on the cards for next month’s Budget

By RJ Whitehead

Budget watchers are predicting an increase to taxes on fast food and sugary drinks on February 1 after senior ministers put pressure on the prime minister to introduce a health levy.

Traders demand withdrawal of advisories after latest FSSAI setback

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Traders demand withdrawal of advisories after latest FSSAI setback

By RJ Whitehead

Indian traders have written to the health minister to demand that any advisory issued by the country’s food regulator over the last two years be withdrawn after a court bench ruled the government watchdog had overstepped its mandate.

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