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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Beet and cane [Full subscriber]

In 1977 Inman-Bamber noted that there was an interest in South Africa for growing sugar beet. Planting trials were conducted. Various diseases such as leaf spot, root rot and root […]

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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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How does sugarcane make sucrose? [Full subscriber]

Photosynthesis is a complex process by which carbon dioxide, water and inorganic salts are converted into carbohydrates by green plants, using chlorophyll and energy from the sun. Generally these carbohydrates are stored […]

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Monthly Snapshot December [Full subscriber]

Market analysis March raw sugar futures on ICE dropped to 15.28 cents/lb on 19th November after peaking to 15.66 cents on 17th November. White sugar futures in London also posted […]

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Estimating sucrose losses in evaporator stations [Full subscriber]

An early Blackboard article dealt with inversion in general. It noted that details of its fundamental chemistry were published in the mid-’60s by Honig and Vukov.  New developments concerning sampling […]

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Monthly Snapshot November [Full subscriber]

Market Overview Raw sugar price peaked to 14.47 cents/lb on 12th October, closing a week later to 14.06 cents in New York.  at 14.18 cents per pound (lb) from 14.23 […]

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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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LLT Clarifier [Full subscriber]

Turbulent eddies can be created as juice flows in clarifiers such as the Dorr and Graver. Usually the feed travels horizontally outwards and vertically upwards. Horizontal flows reduce efficiency and […]

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