THE PRODUCTION of confectionary ingredients sugar and milk is more subsidised in rich developed countries than almost any other foodstuff, says a report from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development. It says that handouts accounted in 2001 for more than half of farm receipts for these commodities amongst its member countries, which include the EU, the US, Norway and Canada.

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