International Sugar Journal

Monthly Snapshot September [Registered]

Market overview Sugar futures declined on 17th August to settle at their lowest in more than 10 years, amid forecasts of a record surplus this season and another year of […]

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An SJM target recovery [Full subscriber]

A number of cane payment systems involving cane quality have been developed and are used in industry (Saranin, 1975). The same comments apply to parameters used for assessing factory performance. […]

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Clarifier muds to the diffuser [Full subscriber]

The concept of sending clarifier muds to the extraction plant for disposal with bagasse is not new.   van Hengel and van der Waal (1999) note that it was applied in […]

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WHO’s mistaken about sugar and salt

Lest we forget, the ongoing demonization of sugar by health advocates, who arguably have misused science to advance their cause, was preceded by another group of health advocates who said […]

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Monthly Snapshot August [Full subscriber]

Market overview Sugar glut continues to inform depressed prices in the global market. The global surplus is forecast at 19.6 million tonnes in the 12 months that ended Sept. 30, […]

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Not insurmountable challenge of driving smallholders cane productivity

According to a recently published study by Gudoshnikov1 at the ISO, productivity gains across the cane sugar sector in the recent past have generally been flat, whereas in the top […]

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Monthly Snapshot July [Full subscriber]

Market overview Market fundamentals continue to put a tight lid on any significant price movement. The market will have to contend with a surplus for two years at least. The […]

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Vacuum [Full subscriber]

A definition of “cold” or “coldness” is “a relative absence of heat” (Chambers, 1941). Basically the word cold indicates a lack of heat energy; it does not represent an entity […]

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EU sugar industry under threat from neonicotinoids ban

Policy makers with the support of politicians navigated the EU sugar industry from one that was simply not globally competitive to one that is now. Even though the process was […]

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Varieties and processing [Full subscriber]

In 1942 Wheeler noted that new varieties to replace Uba were available: the grower was interested in sugar and cane yields, ratooning and the value of each new variety. The […]

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