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USA: BHM-Inventor of the sugarcane planter, Leonard Julien Sr.
DATE 11Feb 2019

The West Baton Rouge Museum is filled with art collections and tokens of Louisiana history, but outside there’s a huge machine that holds quite the story. “One thing daddy used to always tell was, ‘I don’t know about y’all, but when I leave, y’all gonna talk about me for a long time,'” said Alyce Julien-Robinson.… Read More »

India: Malaysia sweetener before polls
DATE 11Feb 2019

Malaysia has agreed to import 44,000 tonnes of sugar from India within weeks of New Delhi cutting the import duty on crude and refined palm oil from the Southeast Asian nation. The shipment of the sweetener, apart from increasing the ex mill price of sugar and incentivising ethanol production, is one of the measures being… Read More »

Pakistan: Corporate farming has little charm for most farmers
DATE 11Feb 2019

Mr Junejo is applying modern methods and has adopted good agricultural practices in corporate farming. After reducing the area under sugar cane cultivation to just 50 acres, he has started cultivating Rhodes grass — an exportable commodity to Arab states. Corporate farming entails huge investment, expertise, qualified human resource, heavy machinery and mechanised farm practices.… Read More »

USA: Barras plans on staying in New Iberia after term ends
DATE 11Feb 2019

Taylor Barras has experience in banking. He has experience in the state legislature, where he serves as speaker of the house. And now he can claim two occasions where he served as a grand marshal. “I was the grand marshal for the Royalty Parade for the Sugar Cane Festival, I don’t even remember what year… Read More »

UK: Sweets industry stands firm against sugar backlash
DATE 11Feb 2019

Suddenly the nougat-covered pretzel I had for breakfast doesn’t seem like such a good idea. It’s 10:00 and I’m standing in the middle of a Technicolor palace of sugar. A human-sized fizzy bottle wiggles past, proffering a bottomless bucket of sweets but before I can take one, a man in a dark navy suit grabs… Read More »