International Sugar Journal

After an unforgettable 2020, sugar companies need to reset a vision for the future

It goes without saying that the pandemic has been disruptive. However, sugar production in the southern hemisphere has proved resilient in the face of these difficulties, thanks to large scale […]

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Reflections on the year

While we agitate at the massive upheaval Covid-19 has had in our lives and work – not that its throes are over yet – with the end game in sight, […]

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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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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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Scourge of sugar smuggling can’t go on – apathy continues to damage

“Illicit trade ..is crowding out legitimate economic activity, depriving governments of revenues for investment in vital public services, dislocating millions of legitimate jobs and causing irreversible damage to … human […]

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Rumble in the Pakistani industry as sugar barons investigated

While the Covid-19 pandemic continues to engage and exercise governments, in the global sugar industry, one distraction that has been overshadowed has been Pakistan’s government launching an enquiry against the […]

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Brazilian millers lumbered with Hobson’s choice1 – expand sugar production

The conventional wisdom says that with most endeavours in life you should always have plan B as a backup. In businesses, particularly so. Where this plan is likely to backfire […]

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Covid-19 – Emerging and developing economies hit hardest by supply chain disruptions and opportunistic pricing: Case study – sugar

Coronavirus-related lockdowns have invariably dislocated normality which is increasingly becoming a distant memory. Oil prices have fallen by over half in the recent past and global demand plummeting from lockdown […]

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Coronavirus – reflection + speculation = misinformation

“The truth is rarely pure and never simple.” Oscar Wilde   With the exception of communities in remote parts, few would not have heard of coronavirus Covid-19 by now and […]

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