International Sugar Journal
The Blackboard

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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Monthly Snapshot October [Full subscriber]

Market Analysis Sugar price movement along a narrow range in the recent past suggests that both fundamentals and market is not wary about any imminent developments that will raise pulse […]

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