International Sugar Journal

Diversification in the nexus of sugar production, environmental stewardship, and sustainable agriculture [Full subscriber]

Abstract Sugar industry has the potential to lead a circular economy within the nexus of sustainable nutrient cycles, environmental protection, and soil health in the coming decades.  Sustainable production and consumer safety are the key captioning messages to the emerging health-conscious consumers rapidly expanding by proactive approaches to health after COVID-19.  Organic byproducts from sugar processing, e.g., mill mud, meet all criteria for consumer acceptance to replace fossil-based soil amendments.  The organic waste-to-biofertilizer concept of mill muds will offer a real-world message, beyond the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, to diversified, sustainability-aware and health-conscious consumers.  Biofertilizers and biostimulants could be developed,…

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