International Sugar Journal

Exemplary treatment of cane cutters in Guatemala

“When I feed the poor, they call me a saint, but when I ask why the poor are hungry, they call me a communist. Dom Helder Camara Since the birth […]

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Sweet sorghum [Full subscriber]

Sweet sorghum was already of interest to the sugarcane industry in 1932. Breeders in North India used POJ 2725 for crosses with various cereals; hybrids were obtained only with sorghum. […]

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Monthly Snapshot April [Full subscriber]

Market overview Market fundamentals continue to bear on the market and will likely to do so in the foreseeable future. In its latest quarterly report, Rabobank notes that “the last […]

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Brazil and Australia’s complaint to WTO against India is a mere distraction

Not many years ago, India was a wildcard in the sugar market. Periodic swings in output would tip the global sugar price one way or the other. At the time, […]

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Diffusion and factory operations [Full subscriber]

In 1967 three bagasse diffusers were commissioned in Southern Africa. Their performances had not been consistently good due to adjustments to gain experience with the new equipment. However extractions were […]

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Monthly Snapshot March [Full subscriber]

Market overview The perception in the market that swing in fundamentals is on the cards probably explains the gain in raw sugar prices by 4% to 13.09 cents/lb on 15th […]

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Various strategies of top sugar companies facing reduced profitability

As the Chinese proverb goes “When the wind of change blows, some build walls, while others build windmills.” To wit, the metaphorical turbulence that is the hallmark of the global […]

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Sugar production expansion in Thailand has come to a halt

In September 2016, the Thai government approved building of 25 new sugar factories, which, if built, by the scheduled 2021, would increase the number of factories in the country to […]

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Diffusion: History [Full subscriber]

In 1962 JH Payne in Hawaii noted that diffusion was universal for processing sugar beets, whereas juice in sugar cane was expressed by pressure rolls. Hawaiian factories used batch diffusion, […]

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Monthly Snapshot February [Full subscriber]

Market overview Market fundamentals will continue to inform minor ups and downs in the bear market awash with the global surplus and replenished stocks. A combination of declining demand from […]

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