Arts and Entertainment Fat chance: Xand van Tulleken in ‘Horizon: Sugar vs Fat’

Last night's Horizon (BBC2) pitted the two best food types against each other in "Sugar vs Fat", a battle which – as I flounce towards a chubby middle age – I'm calling as a score draw. They're both brilliant.

A tale of savage cuts and golden hellos

Richard Garner reports on the contrasts at the heart of a system in chaos

Wayne Shorter, Barbican, London

The great philosopher

Gum ceases to be a sticky issue

Gum ceases to be a sticky issue

The Investment Column: Tate & Lyle

UNTIL RECENTLY, Tate & Lyle, the world's largest sweeteners business, had underperformed the market for several years. This year, however, a slight recovery has been under way.

Focus: ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS FOR WHEN IT ALL GOES SOUR

WHEN DISASTER strikes, to whom does a company such as Coca-Cola turn? A clued-up firm will already have crisis managers on its books. It's not cheap but the results speak for themselves.

Sour European markets dent Tate sales

TATE AND LYLE, the world's largest starch and sweeteners business, put a brave face on the effect of the 14-year low in the sugar price on its interim results and warned of forthcoming redundancies.

Sugar to make bid for Viglen

ALAN SUGAR is to mount a bid for Viglen Technology after the entrepreneur yesterday bought another 8 per cent of the troubled computer assembly group.

Letter: Greedy bastards

Sir: The New Experience Millennium Company argues that its bonus scheme to pay up to pounds 430,000 in bonuses to three directors (Report, 16 September) "will make serving out their contracts more attractive to them".

Genetic engineers create sugar that is not fattening

THE NEWS for slimmers just gets better and better. First there was Olestra, the fat that didn't make you fat; and now Dutch scientists have produced a sugar beet whose sugar tastes sweet but which the body cannot digest.
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