Germany's Hunsrück mountain range produces some of the best barley for making traditional beer according to the country’s 500 year old Beer Purity Law. But prices are low, making life hard for the region’s barley farmers.
Turkey's stiff alcohol taxes have led to rapidly rising prices for beer and the popular anise-flavored brandy raki. In an effort to skirt the high costs of imbibing, many people in the country have had to get creative.
Alarmed at the rise of obesity among children and adolescents, the WHO urges stricter limitations on advertising for junk food – and for beer in Germany, too.
Comfort food favorites could be in for a recipe change. The SPD is pushing for reductions in sugar, fat and salt in processed foods, as well as a law to enforce the healthy eating measures.
What began with 22 firms and a €338 million fine for sausage and processed-meat price-fixing in 2014 has become an appeal by three companies denying wrongdoing. Why did they not use the 'sausage gap?'
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