'Brown to lead food price crisis talks'

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Gordon Brown will hold an urgent summit today on the crisis of soaring food prices. The cost of basics like bread and eggs has doubled since last...

Gordon Brown will hold an urgent summit today on the crisis of soaring food prices. The cost of basics like bread and eggs has doubled since last year- The Sun

Alistair Darling, the Chancellor, will today make a fresh effort to defuse Labour's 10 pence tax revolt after the rebels said they have enough support to defeat the Government in the Commons - The Telegraph

One in seven off-licences has been caught fuelling Scotland's "booze" culture by selling drink to under-age buyers - The Scotsman

Record global food prices will be on the agenda of the Group of Eight heads of state summit in July for the first time in almost 30 years, amid mounting concerns about the social, political and economic impact of the food crisis - The FT

Farmers' leaders are warning that a decline in numbers of migrant workers could cause a shortage of fruit and vegetables this year. They have met senior Home Office officials to warn them that produce could be left to rot this summer unless more foreign labour is allowed to harvest crops - The Guardian

New York has become the first city in the States to make it compulsory for restaurant chains such as McDonald's to display food calorie content on menus- Daily Mirror

Nestlé, the world's biggest food group, said yesterday it expected swingeing increases in raw material costs to abate this year as it reported strong sales growth boosted by rising prices - The Guardian

Families are echoing the wartime Dig For Victory campaign by growing their own food. Seed sales figures have seen vegetables outstripping flowers for the first time since 1939, when the nation was encouraged to tend garden plots to assist the war effort - The Express

The number of lap dancing clubs across Britain has doubled to more than 300 in four years because of a loophole in legislation. The marketing of it as a leisure industry rather than as a branch of the commercial sex industry has helped its rapid expansion - The Guardian

A brewer has launched Britain's first carbon-neutral beer. Adnams' East Green bitter has less than 1p-worth of emissions per bottle, which it will offset - The Sun

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