International Sugar Journal

Take 2! How long before climate change makes sugar a rarity?

“All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.” Arthur Schopenhauer During the current summer, flooding, searing […]

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Review of 32nd Session of ICUMSA [Registered]

The 32nd ICUMSA Session was held from June 14 to June 16, 2021, as a virtual meeting due to the ongoing Covid crisis around the world.  Like for many other […]

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Monthly Snapshot September [Registered]

Market Overview Raw sugar futures on ICE rose to a 4-1/2 year high on 16th August to US¢20.05/lb. Dealers said diminished prospects for production in Centre-South Brazil had helped to […]

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Microbial polysaccharides at the sugar factory [Registered]

Sucrose deterioration can be attributed to physical, chemical, enzymatic, and microbial deterioration. During microbial deterioration, a variety of extracellular polysaccharides or long chain sugar molecules (EPS, e.g., dextran, fructan), oligosaccharides […]

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Monthly Snapshot August [Full subscriber]

Market Overview October raw sugar futures in New York closed at 17.67 cents per lb on 21st July. March futures rose to 18.09 cents per pound. White sugar futures in […]

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For a swifter path to expanding sugar production in Africa – address smuggling

While the African continent is structurally deficient in sugar, regional differences define the sugar production landscape in Africa. Sugar producers in Southern Africa generate surplus while the rest are in […]

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A sweet tribute to Jack Roney’s influential career in sugar

As Jack Roney, the esteemed Director of Economics and Policy Analysis at the American Sugar Alliance, prepares for his well-deserved retirement, we have been reflecting on the immense impact that […]

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Monthly Snapshot July [Full subscriber]

Market Overview July raw sugar futures on ICE closed at 16.78 cents per lb on 21st June, after dipping to its weakest since mid-April at 16.19. A week earlier the […]

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A level playing field in global agricultural policy: Quest for the holy grail?

I have had the honour of working for farmers my entire professional career – for all American farmers during my 15-year tenure at the U.S. Department of Agriculture and, for […]

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Green hydrogen [Full subscriber]

Hydrogen is recognised as one of the most promising clean energy sources of the future. A kilogram of hydrogen has about three times as much energy as a comparable amount […]

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