International Sugar Journal

Distant thunder reignites the fate of biofuels

One of the immediate consequences of the Russian invasion of Ukraine has been rocketing food prices as global markets factored in the loss of wheat and maize exports from one […]

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Yesterday, they were mired in a trade dispute at WTO; today, Brazil and India are partnering in biofuels production

In 2019, key sugar exporters, led by Brazil, lodged a formal complaint at the WTO against India over subsidies on sugar exports and support to its cane sector. Brazil claimed […]

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Consequences of the Russian invasion of Ukraine for the EU sugar industry

European sugar beet growers express their solidarity with the Ukrainian people, farmers and sugar beet industry suffering from the war. In this situation, Europe has to reaffirm its ambition on […]

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EU sugar study ought to prompt the establishment of market-based solutions to enhance sector resilience

Political lobbying is the most effective instrument currently available to EU sugar stakeholders to manage the risks associated with their businesses, according to the recently published European Commission-sponsored study by […]

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Neonicotinoids remain the philosophers stone when it comes to addressing beet yellow virus

Since the restrictions on the use of neonicotinoids for treating sugar beet seed in September 2018 in the EU, various sugar industries have been applying for and securing emergency authorization […]

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Trends in biobased products R&D and new build activity in 2021 [Registered]

Against the constant reminder that sugar operates in a bear market, and diversification is imperative for sugar companies to cushion them against volatility, very few have tipped their toes in […]

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Reflections on the current sugar market dynamics

Undoubtedly, the Covid-19 pandemic and climate change have impacted the fortunes not only in the sugar industry. The frequency of extreme hot weather and record temperatures and rainfall has increased […]

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Are sugar companies exploiting the cache of social responsibility?1

Companies embracing sustainability realize that this requires embracing a range of actions. Research2 from the University of California, Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, highlights one. It offers a compelling insight […]

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Sugar reduction/replacement sector will remain a niche player in the sweetener market [Full subscriber]

The demonization of sugar has given birth to the sugar reduction sector, and in the recent past, accelerated it. Mass media is replete with reports from anti-sugar evangelists and health […]

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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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