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USA: Ethanol-based gasoline offers environmentally conscious alternative
DATE 13Dec 2017

E15 gasoline’s cleaner emissions and lower cost have led to increased attention in recent years, yet many facts about the fuel aren’t widely known by the public. This fuel contains more ethanol than most United States gasoline, the U.S. Department of Energy said in an article on their website. “More than 95 percent of U.S.… Read More »

Canada: Sugar industry suppressed health effects study 50 years ago
DATE 13Dec 2017

California researchers uncovered documents outlining a secret study that – if completed and published – would have changed how sugar is regulated and how we consume it today. A trip to the grocery store these days can be a daunting task. Knowing whether an item is actually healthy or whether it’s just a sugar-packed product packaged to have a health… Read More »

Belize: European Union’s sugar prices drop
DATE 13Dec 2017

The international sugar prices have decreased in the new sugar crop season, which has the Belize Sugar Industry (BSI) concerned. The price decrease came into effect in October of this year, due to the end of the European Union’s (EU) quota system. As the leading refining industry of processed raw cane sugar, the EU previously… Read More »

Japan: Japan will allow gas blends using U.S. ethanol
DATE 13Dec 2017

Wheat struggled in the Thanksgiving shortened week as weekly export inspections came in at 9.5 million bushels (259,264 metric tons). This was the third lowest weekly total for the year. Trade was expecting 250,000 to 450,000 metric tons. Russian wheat exports are up 26 percent from last year for the period July 1 through Nov.… Read More »

Fiji: 12,500 Sugarcane Farmers Covered Under New Microinsurance Package
DATE 13Dec 2017

The Pacific’s first bundled insurance product was officially launched in Fiji yesterday covering 12,500 sugarcane farmers. FijiCare Insurance Limited announced the launch in partnership with the United Nations – Pacific Financial Inclusion Programme (PFIP) and the Sugar Cane Growers Fund (SCGF). “Bundled” Insurance offers consumers added convenience and potential cost savings by combining multiple insurance… Read More »