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USA: Sweet-Toothed millennials Lure a giant sugar player to China
DATE 9Apr 2019

One of Asia’s biggest sugar refiners is in talks to sell the sweetener in China, seduced by the country’s “new generation” of consumers. MSM Malaysia Holdings Bhd. is nearing the final stages of discussions to set up partnerships in China’s downstream sugar industry, Executive Director Khairil Anuar Aziz said. The refiner is looking to sell sugar for… Read More »

USA: Minnesota farmers take fight over increased ethanol waivers to Washington
DATE 8Apr 2019

Minnesota corn farmer Richard “Swede” Syverson has been coming to the nation’s capital for years to talk to legislators about the advantages of ethanol. His trip last week was his most urgent. Along with nine other Minnesota farmers and ethanol producers, Syverson flew in to protest the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) increasing use of economic… Read More »

Thailand: Industry Min prepares measure to cope with sugarcane burning
DATE 8Apr 2019

The Ministry of Industry plans to submit a measure to the cabinet that would lead to sugarcane growers being prevented from burning their crops. Industry Ministry Permanent Secretary Phasu Loharachun said the measure, to be implemented in the 2019/2020 growing season, calls for sugar mills to buy a maximum of 30% of burned sugarcane per… Read More »

India: It is no more Jai Kisan-sugarcane farmers in Saharanpur
DATE 8Apr 2019

Jaiveer, an 80-year-old sugarcane farmer from Saharanpur, remembers the time when he used to be proud of growing crops for the country. “We were respected for feeding fellow countrymen and we used to treat it as our responsibility,” he said. “We have also seen the time when Chaudhary Devi Lal Ji (former deputy prime minister)… Read More »

Ireland: John Lynch-‘Britvic avoids the sugar tax rush to inject real fizz into its results’
DATE 8Apr 2019

It seldom happens that a division of a big, noisy conglomerate can find itself and blossom forth like a butterfly, emerging from the chrysalis. Indeed it may be a bit romantic to think that this is what happened to the British soft drinks producer Britvic, but the company is having something of a golden period… Read More »