International Sugar Journal

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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Digital agriculture – traversing the intrinsic vs novelty value of emerging technologies

We live in a connected world. This is driven by the powerful technology trends informed by the continuing rise in processing power, storage, and bandwidth at ever-lower costs along with […]

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Sugar beet production challenges in EU amidst regulatory hurdles

As we start a new decade in a world driven by social media and half-truths, there is a need to establish the truth about the threats to world sugar production […]

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The faltering bioeconomy

Well remember attending the European Forum for Industrial Biotechnology event in Edinburgh in October 2010. The event was buzzing with hope for the emerging biobased chemicals sector, despite the perception […]

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Reflections on the year

As per last year, this year recalled the truism that sugar operates in a bear market and is occasionally bullish when inclement weather significantly impacts output in key producing regions. […]

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