International Sugar Journal

Have undertakers gone to buy nails for the biofuels coffin?

The significant drop in crude oil prices in the recent past has certainly been a hammer-blow to the global biofuels sector. There are no suggestions from industry analysts that price […]

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Will the deficit-led sugar price recovery be thwarted by health-led drop in demand?

There is a widespread consensus among traders and analysts that the sugar market has finally swung to a supply deficit after five years of surpluses. The 2015/16 (October to September) […]

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Technologies that will impact sugar industry in the coming years

As our planet’s finite resources lays out a path towards circular economy, modelled on increasing resource productivity and reducing waste – recycle, remanufacture and reuse – which supersedes the traditional […]

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Managing soil health to drive crop productivity

There is no disputing that soil health has taken a battering over the years with the arrival of industrial agriculture. There is also no disputing that for human security, the […]

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Sugar, obesity, taxes and choice

Sugar continues to be a low hanging fruit attacked by food and health campaigners as the key driver for “obesity, diabetes type II, metabolic syndrome or rising levels of uric […]

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Resource productivity – sugar industry’s salvation

What the past four years of low global sugar price has fostered is the message of driving competitiveness to new levels. Companies that stick to “2 per cent solution” (just […]

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Duplicity, hypocrisy and trade deals

There were a variety of sticking points informing the indecisive end to the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) talks in early August in Maui, Hawaii. To seasoned analysts this came as […]

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Diversification and competitivity amidst volatility

I well remember when I took over the editorship of the journal some 14 years ago, the global price of sugar was hovering at around 6 cents/lb, and Brazil was […]

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Embracing sustainability for profitability and humanity

“Words, words, words” Hamlet1 replies in response to Polonius’ question as to what is he reading. As the conference on Sustainable Sugar Forum2 proceeded on the morning of 16th June […]

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Good time to be driven to mechanize

About a month ago, a story from Vietnam hit the newswires1. A cane grower in Vietnam from the Central Highlands province of Gia Lai imported a cane harvester from the […]

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