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Monthly Snapshot January [Full subscriber]

Market overview On 18th December, March 20 raw sugar futures in New York traded at USc 13.43. Prospect of tighter supply appears to be key driver, with investor funds spilling […]

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The Blackboard

Origin of sugarcane: New ideas [Full subscriber]

During the 2017 South African Sugar Technologists Association congress Lloyd Evans and Joshi published two papers summarising their work on the origin of sugarcane. These authors used molecular taxonomy, the […]

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Monthly Snapshot December [Full subscriber]

Market Overview As we head towards 2020, it is apparent that market fundamentals have restrained any significant sway in prices. Over the past year, the nearby sugar futures have traded […]

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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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The Blackboard

Origin of Sugarcane: A short history [Full subscriber]

Tracing back the origins of plants is not an easy task and the findings can often be uncertain or changed as new evidence is obtained. Sugarcane is generally believed to […]

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There is hope for Beet after Brexit

Sugar beet remains one of the most valuable and consistent break crops in the arable rotation on many farms in Eastern England. However, there may be challenges just around the […]

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Monthly Snapshot November [Full subscriber]

Market overview Raw sugar futures for March was at 12.27 cents per pound. It is apparent that the market is hobbling along, unperturbed by the latest FO Licht update suggesting […]

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The Blackboard

Glycaemic Index (GI) Values [Full subscriber]

A previous Blackboard described the concept and determination of GI. Here we look at the actual GI values obtained. A few points need to be specified. The information given applies […]

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Monthly Snapshot October [Full subscriber]

Market overview Since June ‘19, the price of sugar has fallen, falling to at just over 11 cents per pound on the October sugar futures contract and getting closer to […]

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Time to overhaul the organization and management of ISSCT and its flagship congress

Founded in 1924, the International Society of Sugar Cane Technologists is the single most important institution in the sugar industry advancing as it does the competitiveness of the global cane […]

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