International Sugar Journal

Are the EU sugar policy makers on extended leave?

One of the great achievements of the EU sugar policy makers was to make the EU sugar industry globally competitive before letting it loose on the global market place. During […]

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Bagasse analysis: Early work [Full subscriber]

In 1948 Spencer & Meade noted that the analysis of bagasse “presents many difficulties not found with juice, sugar or molasses. Bagasse has much insoluble matter,  no homogeneity and evaporation […]

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Monthly Snapshot May [Full subscriber]

Market overview Over the past month, the sugar market continues to be informed by market fundamentals. On 18th April, the May contract settled at 12.76 cents/lb. With the analysts LMC […]

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Exemplary treatment of cane cutters in Guatemala

“When I feed the poor, they call me a saint, but when I ask why the poor are hungry, they call me a communist. Dom Helder Camara Since the birth […]

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Sweet sorghum [Full subscriber]

Sweet sorghum was already of interest to the sugarcane industry in 1932. Breeders in North India used POJ 2725 for crosses with various cereals; hybrids were obtained only with sorghum. […]

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Monthly Snapshot April [Full subscriber]

Market overview Market fundamentals continue to bear on the market and will likely to do so in the foreseeable future. In its latest quarterly report, Rabobank notes that “the last […]

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Brazil and Australia’s complaint to WTO against India is a mere distraction

Not many years ago, India was a wildcard in the sugar market. Periodic swings in output would tip the global sugar price one way or the other. At the time, […]

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Diffusion and factory operations [Full subscriber]

In 1967 three bagasse diffusers were commissioned in Southern Africa. Their performances had not been consistently good due to adjustments to gain experience with the new equipment. However extractions were […]

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Monthly Snapshot March [Full subscriber]

Market overview The perception in the market that swing in fundamentals is on the cards probably explains the gain in raw sugar prices by 4% to 13.09 cents/lb on 15th […]

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Various strategies of top sugar companies facing reduced profitability

As the Chinese proverb goes “When the wind of change blows, some build walls, while others build windmills.” To wit, the metaphorical turbulence that is the hallmark of the global […]

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