International Sugar Journal

WHO’s mistaken about sugar and salt

Lest we forget, the ongoing demonization of sugar by health advocates, who arguably have misused science to advance their cause, was preceded by another group of health advocates who said […]

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Monthly Snapshot August [Full subscriber]

Market overview Sugar glut continues to inform depressed prices in the global market. The global surplus is forecast at 19.6 million tonnes in the 12 months that ended Sept. 30, […]

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Not insurmountable challenge of driving smallholders cane productivity

According to a recently published study by Gudoshnikov1 at the ISO, productivity gains across the cane sugar sector in the recent past have generally been flat, whereas in the top […]

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Monthly Snapshot July [Full subscriber]

Market overview Market fundamentals continue to put a tight lid on any significant price movement. The market will have to contend with a surplus for two years at least. The […]

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The Blackboard

Vacuum [Full subscriber]

A definition of “cold” or “coldness” is “a relative absence of heat” (Chambers, 1941). Basically the word cold indicates a lack of heat energy; it does not represent an entity […]

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EU sugar industry under threat from neonicotinoids ban

Policy makers with the support of politicians navigated the EU sugar industry from one that was simply not globally competitive to one that is now. Even though the process was […]

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The Blackboard

Varieties and processing [Full subscriber]

In 1942 Wheeler noted that new varieties to replace Uba were available: the grower was interested in sugar and cane yields, ratooning and the value of each new variety. The […]

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Monthly Snapshot June [Full subscriber]

Market overview Sugar is one of the most volatile commodities traded on the ICE futures exchange. Since way back in 1971, the commodity has traded as high as 66 cents […]

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Low sugar prices rationalising the Brazilian sugar sector

Amidst the global surplus, which some analysts1 puts it at some 18 mln to 20 mln tonnes, and tumbling sugar prices which have fallen below 12 cents/lb, the Brazilian sugar […]

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Monthly Snapshot May [Full subscriber]

Market overview Sugar glut continues to inform and depress prices. On 17th April, raw sugar price fell to 11.65 cents per pound – lowest since September 2015. The rise in […]

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