International Sugar Journal

Distant thunder – impending demise of the Caribbean sugar industry

Of the two disasters the composer Rossini witnessed in his life, one was that of a voluptuous woman carrying a roasted turkey on a silver tray above her head in […]

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Monthly Snapshot May [Full subscriber]

Market Overview As expectations for a global supply surplus mount, money managers have reduced their bets on a sugar rally for six straight weeks, the longest streak since August 2014. […]

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Brexit and sugar

  It’s no longer ‘the economy, stupid’, it’s ‘identity, stupid’… Identity and cultural politics are even bigger determinants of people’s politics than we thought possible.”1   On 29th March, the […]

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Sampling of cane at mills [Registered]

In 1968 Buchanan reviewed the use of first expressed juice (FEJ) for the distribution of sucrose in cane consignments. Variable fibre % cane values, the lack of juice homogeneity and […]

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Sampling of sugarcane [Registered]

The importance of obtaining representative samples from heterogeneous materials and the difficulties involved in doing so are discussed in analytical chemistry texts. Kolthoff et al. (1969) for example note that all […]

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Monthly Snapshot April  [Full subscriber]

Market Overview May raw sugar futures on 17th March settled down 0.08 cent, or 0.4%, at 18.17 US cents per lb, after slumping 4.1% to 17.50 US cents, the weakest […]

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Crystallography [Registered]

Moore (1972) states that crystallography, the science of the structure of crystals, began when relations between the faces of crystals were determined; in 1969 the interfacial angles (angle between lines […]

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‘America first’, Australia sighs, Mexico waits

The US President Donald Trump signed an executive order cancelling the country’s involvement in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal soon after taking office. The pact between US, Japan and […]

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Monthly Snapshot March [Full subscriber]

Market Overview With the sugar price close to 21¢ in the 3rd week in February, the consensus among analysts is that this is probably due to tight supplies. While most […]

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Empowering workers with knowledge and driving competitiveness

The Industrial Revolution in good part was driven by reformers heralding state funded universal schooling that helped supply educated workforce to man innovations and drive prosperity. There is no disputing, […]

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