International Sugar Journal

Turkey – Health ministry wants 10% reduction in sugar various products by 2025 [Full subscriber]

Turkish Health Ministry released the Sugar Reduction Guide in mid-July to gradually reduce the amount of sugar in confectionery, sweet sauces, breakfast cereals, and nonalcoholic drinks by at least 10% by 2025.

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Mexico – 2018/19 sugar exports to rise as production increases and local demand drops [Full subscriber]

Mexico’s sugar exports are slated to jump over 30 percent in 2018-19 due to the combination of production surplus and reduction in domestic consumption due to health concerns, according to the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) latest attaché report.

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India – Sugar consumption to drop as government scraps sugar subsidy [Registered]

With the union government withdrawing the subsidy given to state governments for supplying sugar through PDS (public distribution system) from April 1 and off-take being impacted by the protests against soft drink brands, sugar consumption would drop by 3.5% in the 2016-17 season (October-September), according to local press reports.

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USA – Consumption of low calorie sweeteners jumps by 200% amongst children [Registered]

About 25% of children and more than 41% of adults in the United States reported consuming foods and beverages containing low-calorie sweeteners (LCS) such as aspartame, sucralose, and saccharin in a recent nationwide nutritional survey, according to a study by researchers at the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health.

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United States – 2015/16 sugar output forecast to be lower than previous year [Registered]

Beet sugar production for the 2015/16 Aug-Jul period will total about 4.900 mln tons, but fiscal year 2015/16 (Oct/Sep) production is forecast at 4.770 mln as 11% of the 2015/16 sugar beet crop will be harvested in August-September and thus will be accounted for in the estimate of the fiscal year 2014/15 (Oct/Sep) crop.

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