As a result of high alcohol taxes, the consume of bootlegged spirits has risen in Turkey, killing at least 23 people over the past month.
The palm oil industry is deploying similar tactics to the tobacco and alcohol industries to influence the outcome of research into the health effects of the product, according to a study published by the World Health Organisation.
California is seeing increasing fights against excessive sugar consumption in the state. In the most recent battle politicians are asking for health labels to be added to soft drinks. The warning needs to make clear that drinking soft drinks with 75 or more calories per 12 ounces can cause health issues.