International Sugar Journal
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Estimating sucrose losses in evaporator stations [Full subscriber]

An early Blackboard article dealt with inversion in general. It noted that details of its fundamental chemistry were published in the mid-’60s by Honig and Vukov.  New developments concerning sampling […]

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Monthly Snapshot November [Full subscriber]

Market Overview Raw sugar price peaked to 14.47 cents/lb on 12th October, closing a week later to 14.06 cents in New York.  at 14.18 cents per pound (lb) from 14.23 […]

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Sugar and health: Why evidence-based science is as important now as ever

Not a day goes by without a media story somewhere around the world linking a food, or a nutrient, with health. Sometimes cheerfully (“eating chocolate may help prevent heart disease”) […]

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EU sugar industry advocates for an economic, social and environmental level playing field on sugar production and trade globally [Full subscriber]

The intensity of the COVID 19 epidemic and its global scale is a reminder of how important it is to be independent in terms of healthcare, technology and food production. Historically, […]

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LLT Clarifier [Full subscriber]

Turbulent eddies can be created as juice flows in clarifiers such as the Dorr and Graver. Usually the feed travels horizontally outwards and vertically upwards. Horizontal flows reduce efficiency and […]

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Monthly Snapshot October [Full subscriber]

Market Analysis Sugar price movement along a narrow range in the recent past suggests that both fundamentals and market is not wary about any imminent developments that will raise pulse […]

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Sugar beet: Planting, harvesting and cleaning [Full subscriber]

Once a new sugar beet variety has been developed, seed production begins. The seed is multiplied where the climate and soil guarantee the optimum quality. The agronomic advantage of the […]

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Monthly Snapshot September [Full subscriber]

Market Overview Raw sugar futures in New York October finished at 13.24 cents/lb on 19th August. The market climbed to a five-month high of 13.28 cents on 14th August. It […]

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Vendors reprise amidst the pandemic – When will we see you again?

There have been numerous discussions and webinars over the last few months which have addressed the Covid-19 related challenges the sugar industry now faces but for the most part, these […]

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Can you hear the beet?  [Full subscriber]

Today about three-quarters of the world’s sugar is supplied from cane which is grown in tropical and sub-tropical regions; one-quarter is supplied from beet grown in more temperate climates. The […]

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