International Sugar Journal

There is hope for Beet after Brexit

Sugar beet remains one of the most valuable and consistent break crops in the arable rotation on many farms in Eastern England. However, there may be challenges just around the […]

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Monthly Snapshot November [Full subscriber]

Market overview Raw sugar futures for March was at 12.27 cents per pound. It is apparent that the market is hobbling along, unperturbed by the latest FO Licht update suggesting […]

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The Blackboard

Glycaemic Index (GI) Values [Full subscriber]

A previous Blackboard described the concept and determination of GI. Here we look at the actual GI values obtained. A few points need to be specified. The information given applies […]

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Monthly Snapshot October [Full subscriber]

Market overview Since June ‘19, the price of sugar has fallen, falling to at just over 11 cents per pound on the October sugar futures contract and getting closer to […]

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Time to overhaul the organization and management of ISSCT and its flagship congress

Founded in 1924, the International Society of Sugar Cane Technologists is the single most important institution in the sugar industry advancing as it does the competitiveness of the global cane […]

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Monthly Snapshot September [Full subscriber]

Market overview  Combination of glut and weak demand continues to inform the persistence of a bearish market. Barring divine intervention through adverse weather impacting output in major sugar producing regions […]

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The futility of China’s interactions across the global sugar sector

Many years ago, I asked a British diplomat at an embassy reception in Swaziland who was the best colonizer – British, French or the Dutch. He, of course, didn’t reply. […]

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Monthly Snapshot August [Full subscriber]

Market overview While the sugar market continues to hobble from glut and low prices, the industry is also distracted by major sugar exporters Brazil, Australia and Guatemala launching formal complaint […]

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The Blackboard

Climate: The good and the ugly [Full subscriber]

All members of the sugarcane industry make every effort to optimise performances. However, climate, an uncontrollable factor, can have a severely negative impact on these efforts. A quick literature search […]

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Cane productivity and diversification take top billing at the 2019 ISSCT congress

In early September, key players in the sugarcane industry, particularly those in the R&D sector and those supplying a range of equipment, products and services to the sector will be […]

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