International Sugar Journal

US-Mexico sugar trade pact – sense prevails despite machinations

Three children Anne, Bob and Clara are quarrelling as to who should get the flute. Anne claims the flute because she is the only one amongst the three who can […]

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Monthly Snapshot June [Full subscriber]

Market Overview With global stock levels still at low levels, the sugar price is reasonably vulnerable to price swings should weather and/or crop conditions in Brazil deteriorate during the season. […]

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The press method for cane analysis [Registered]

In 1968 Hoarau discussed the press method for determining fibre, pol and Brix in cane delivered by growers. This method, in conjunction with core sampling of cane from vehicles, was […]

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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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