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Sugar mill trials cane tourism to promote sugar industry

A Queensland sugar mill has opened its doors to the public for a one-off tour in a bid to change the image of the industry.

New Sugar Cane League official rooted in industry

Born in Labadieville, Atticus Finger grew up in Louisiana's Sugar Belt.

Mozambiques trade minister urges use of local sugar by beverage industry

The Mozambican minister of Industry and Trade, Max Tonela, has expressed confidence that local soft drinks companies will switch from imported sugar to locally milled sugar in the near future, thus helping to guarantee the sustainability of the Mozambican sugar industry, APA learns here on Sunday. According to state-controlled Mozambique News Agency, the problem for drinks companies is that they insist on refined sugar while the bulk of the sugar produced in Mozambique is not refined.

The End of 2015 Sugar Crop Is Bittersweet

La Zafra - the 2015 sugar cane crop was a challenging one - but at the end it was also a record breaking one. Today, ASR/BSI invited its partners - the cane farmers to review the year that was. We were there in Orange Walk for the final verdict and Jules Vasquez has the story:..

IDB Will Help The Sugar Industry

And the strategic development plan will be getting a major boost from the IDB. The development bank has agreed to assist this industry when it is most needed. Mac McLachlan explains:...

Tesco to remove Ribena and other kid's drinks in war on sugar

The largest supermarket chain in the UK is to get rid of some of the most popular children's drinks brands as the sugar war is stepped up in a bid to tackle childhood obesity.The largest supermarket chain in the UK is to get rid of some of the most popular children's drinks brands as the sugar war is stepped up in a bid to tackle childhood obesity.

Poor rains may cut sugar output in Maharashtra

PUNE: Sugar output in Maharashtra, the top producer of the sweetener in the country, is expected to fall 7.5% from a year earlier in the 2015-16 season due to poor rainfall, the Indian Sugar Mills Association said.

Sugar mill trials cane tourism to promote sugar industry

A Queensland sugar mill has opened its doors to the public for a one-off tour in a bid to change the image of the industry.

Growers push for sugar deal

WITH sugar prices around US11.5 cents a pound and high input costs such as electricity, cane farmers want a bigger slice of the lucrative US sugar market.

Surge in white sugar sales seen eroding refining margins

LONDON/MUMBAI (Reuters) - A surge in white crystal sugar sales from huge domestic stocks could drive down the premium for refined white sugar over raw sugar and squeeze refiners' margins.

A big, sweet paradox: is sugar really to blame for obesity?

Our sugar consumption is significantly declining, a controversial new paper shows. "Sugar consumption in Australia appears to have been relatively stable in the three decades following the end of World War II but since the late 1970s, there has been a substantial decline," author Bill Shrapnel said. "To put the decline in consumption into context, by 2011, Australians were each consuming 8.3 kilograms or 39.5 cups of sugar less per year compared to 1970."

US regulators propose more detailed sugar labels

Washington (AFP) - US regulators on Friday proposed adding more detailed sugar labels on packaged food, so that the amount would be expressed as a percentage of the daily recommended limit.

Kenya: Mumias Sugar Closed for Maintenance Work

Mumias Sugar Company has temporarily suspended operations for urgent maintenance work.

Sudan: Ministry of Industry - Kenana Sugar Company Stands As a Good Example of Sudanese - Gulf Cooperation

Khartoum The Minister for Industry, Dr Mohamed Yusuf Ali, has reaffirmed that Kenana Sugar Company, an integrated project, stands as a good example of Arab Gulf-Sudanese cooperation.

Opinion: Foreign investors pick up the slack from Australians who used to be entrepreneurial go-getters

MENTION to the average Australian that a Chinese or Singaporean tycoon is buying a mansion on Sydney Harbour and wait for the outrage.

Deadline for sugar decision

BARBADOS' BIGGEST PRIVATE sugar cane grower has been given until month-end to determine whether it will remain in the industry.

Kenya: Mumias Sugar Reappoints Australian CEO, to Pay Farmers From Today

The Mumias Sugar Company has reappointed Australian Errol Johnston as its new CEO effective August 1.

Nod for 40 more sugar mills in the time of crisis

In the backdrop of a series of suicide by sugarcane growers in the State because of unremunerative prices and a serious tussle between the government and sugar mills over clearing dues, the possibility of about 40 new sugar mills coming up in the State has raised concern among the owners of sugar factories.

Butali Sugar return to winning ways in KHU league after a two-months break

Defending league champion Butali Sugar Warriors made their return to the Kenya Hockeyy Union (KHU) Premier League action with a convincing 3-1 win over Strathmore University at City Park Stadium.

Kenya's struggling Mumias Sugar names new CEO

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya's cash-strapped Mumias Sugar has named a new chief executive officer after receiving a 1 billion shilling ($9.93 million) bailout from the Kenyan government, the company said on Thursday.

The sugar failure

It isn exactly news that the price of sugar has gone up. Despite the Ramadan bazaars and the governments lukewarm efforts to appease the masses, many are worried about the recent price hike of Rs5 to Rs63 per kg (Punjab). But neither the millers nor the retailers are to blame; the heart of the problem lies - as is often the case - inadequate and inefficient government policies.

The sugar industry needs private-sector led diversification

With a debt overhang of over $90B and a cost of production more than double the world market price of sugar, there is absolutely no future viability for sugar production in its current form in Guyana. Any cost-saving initiative is limited as its direct labour cost exceeds the world market price of sugar.

Wilmar International seen sole buyer of ICE raw sugar contract -traders

Wilmar International Ltd has bought about 460,900 tonnes of raw sugar against the July contract on ICE Futures U.S. that expired on Tuesday, U.S. traders said.

Bungoma County seeks lead role in Nzoia Sugar revival

The Bungoma County government is requesting the national government to allow the spearheading of the revival of Nzoia Sugar Company to be done at the county level.

Sugar mills warn of stopping cane crushing

New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) Sugar mill owners said on Tuesday they will be unable to start operations from the 2015-16 crushing season starting October unless the government accepts their proposal to link cane prices to that of sugar.

Sugar bulk carrier Shuwa being loaded with high-polarity Brand 1 sugar bound for Japan

The battle over control of Australia's $1.6 billion export sugar industry has intensified following the release of a Senate inquiry report on marketing arrangements

Canegrowers' Paul Schembri and Sugar Milling Council's Dominic Nolan react to the Senate inquiry recommendation

The Australian Sugar Milling Council says the industry must be left to negotiate its own commercial solution to a deadlock over the future of sugar marketing, but a recommendation by a federal parliamentary committee has backed a sugar code of conduct. Canegrowers Queensland's Paul Schembri says the recommendation held extra weight because the committee was made up of Senators from both political parties.

Senator O'Sullivan says sugar millers had their chance to make marketing peace

Sugar millers have rejected a parliamentary committee inquiry's recommendation that a mandatory code of conduct be introduced to help address an impasse over marketing in the Australian sugar industry. The Australian Sugar Milling Council says the industry must be left to negotiate its own commercial solution. But Queensland Senator Barry O'Sullivan says millers have shown themselves unwilling to budge on how raw sugar exports are sold into the market.

Sugar millers 'had their chance', now Senate committee tells government to act on marketing war

More than 12 months after the dramatic exit of three major sugar milling companies from the $1.6 billion Australian export sugar pool, a federal parliamentary inquiry has found the government should intervene.

Mumias Sugar says it's owed shs.241m by several companies and individuals

Mumias Sugar Company is owed 241 million shillings by several companies and individuals among them a company associated with the Odinga family.

Kenya Releases $98 Million For Mumias Sugar Mill Bailout

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Kenya: Don't Politicise Mumias Sugar Revival - Uhuru

Nairobi The government has released Sh1 billion for revitalisation of Mumias Sugar Company as Members of Parliament from Western region announced that President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto will be visiting the sugar district on Wednesday.

Sugar industry ready for sweet crop

THE TASTE of success is just around the corner for the area's sugar industry, as the biggest cane crush predicted in almost 10 years begins today.

Let industry consumers pay more for sugar to benefit growers

At least 70 per cent of sugar sold in the country is used by soft drinks producers, bakeries, confectioneries and other industries, including pharmaceutical. As sugar prices have collapsed on supply surges for four years in a row, user industries are reaping a bonanza.

Sh1b for Mumias Sugar revival finally out

President Uhuru Kenyatta has authorised the release of Sh1 billion for the revival of Mumias Sugar Company.

Kenya hits sugar smugglers

Dadaab - When Kenyan police arrested six men in the vast Dadaab refugee camp near the Somali border last April, their ultimate aim was to dismantle a decades-old sugar smuggling trade that is funding Somali militants waging war on Kenya.

Government releases Sh1billion towards revival of Mumias Sugar Company

NAIROBI, KENYA: The Government has released Sh1 billion towards the revitalisation of Mumias Sugar Company.

Brazil's Sao Martinho says to favor sugar over ethanol in 2015

SAO PAULO, June 22 (Reuters) - Brazil's Sao Martinho sugar and ethanol group said on Monday that it plans to increase its sugar production by more than 5 percent in the current April-March cane crushing season from the previous 12 months, at the expense of ethanol output.

If Sugar Is Fattening, How Come So Many Kids Are Thin?

Sugar, these days, has a bad reputation. The crucial ingredient in the foods that many Americans count among their favorites (hey, Ben! what is up, Jerry?) has become, in the public mind, not just a source of sweetness on the palate, but also a poison. A toxin. Something that, some argue, should be regulated the same way alcohol is. The consumption of refined sugar, as we commonly understand it today, is a direct cause not just of obesity and fatigue, but also of diabetes and depressionnot to mention many more maladies that are the current subjects of research. Refined sugar, the current thinking goes, won't just make you gain weight; it will also leech away your health, pretty much, one red velvet cupcake at a time.

Industrie sucrire: MSIRI : quatre nouvelle varits de la canne

Le Mauritius Sugar Industry Research Institute (MSIRI) vient de mettre au point quatre nouvelles varits de la canne. Celles-ci viennent d'tre approuves par le Cane Release Committee.

Environmentalists call for stop to sugar-cane burning in Palm Beach County

Plumes of smoke that rain ash onPalm Beach County communities are igniting a renewed fight between environmentalists and the sugar industry.The Sierra Club on Friday called for sugar cane growers to stop the decades-old harvesting practice of burning cane fields that cover more than 300,000 acres of western Palm Beach County

Federal MP George Christensen claims sugar industry code of conduct would not sour trade relations

Federal Liberal National Party MP George Christensen has rejected claims that a code of conduct for the $2 billion sugar industry would breach current trade agreements.

Sugar body seeks new leadership

QUALIFIED leaders have been urged to nominate for board positions at Sugar Research Australia, after expressions of interest were sought.

Firm to help boost industry

A NEW Zealand company specialising in agriculture development is lending its expertise to the sugar industry with the hope of realising 5 million tonnes of sugar production targeted over the next five years.

Kenya wages war on sugar smugglers who fund Somali militants

Dadaab: When Kenyan police arrested six men in the vast Dadaab refugee camp near the Somali border in April 2014, their ultimate aim was to dismantle a decades-old sugar smuggling trade that is funding Somali militants waging war on Kenya.

Only a foreigner can rescue Mumias Sugar Company, says Kenya Union of Sugar Plantation and Allied Workers

Sugar stakeholders want a foreign CEO to manage ailing Mumias Sugar Company.

Raila meets Luhya MPs, promises to revive Mumias Sugar, Pan Paper

Cord leader Raila Odinga met 15 MPs from Western on Thursday night to chart a course for the region.

Four sugar mills sold

Mexico on Friday auctioned off four state sugar mills, selling them for a total of 3.28 billion pesos ($213 million), but the tender for five other mills was declared void after no bids were presented.

Govt prepares areas for sugar, cattle investors

The government has prepared three areas in eastern Indonesia for new cattle farms and sugarcane plantations, Agriculture Minister Amran Sulaiman said in Jakarta on Wednesday.

Firm to help boost industry

A NEW Zealand company specialising in agriculture development is lending its expertise to the sugar industry with the hope of realising 5 million tonnes of sugar production targeted over the next five years.

Debt relief no long-term solution to sugar woes

Dayaveer took a bold decision when, against the wish of his brothers, he decided to sell his sugarcane to a nearby kolhu and not to the Umesh Modi-owned sugar mill in whose cane area his farm in western Uttar Pradesh falls. Though the kolhu paid him Rs 190 a quintal, while the mill was required to pay him Rs 280, Dayaveer is happy - at least he has been paid for his sugarcane.

Modernize sugar industry to spur ethanol productionEPAP

The Ethanol Producers Association of the Philippines (EPAP) is pushing for the modernization of the sugar industry to spur the country's ethanol production so that it can harnessed as an alternate and cheaper fuel resource.

Sugar, green groups left out of Bundaberg ethanol meeting

The Queensland Government is being criticised for its management of public forums on its plan to introduce a 2 per cent mandate on ethanol.

Sugar target set

THE Fiji Sugar Corporation's Labasa mill aims to produce 70,000 tonnes of sugar this year.

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop warns Queensland Government against attempts to regulate sugar industry

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has been drawn into a dispute in the sugar industry, warning the Queensland Government against attempts from her own side of politics to regulate the industry.

Sugar far from sweet spot for investors

Cane sugar prices are being beaten down-helping to keep processed food prices low around the world.

Sugar code jeopardises trade: Bishop

FOREIGN Minister Julie Bishop has enlisted the support of the Queensland Labor government to kill off a push by conservatives to partially regulate the sale of sugar, saying it would breach Australia's international trade obligations and jeopardise future free trade agreement negotiations.

SRA slashes sugar conversion fee

The Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) said it has slashed the conversion fee it collects from sugar producers by half.

LTA, sugar stakeholders ink road safety deal

Update: 1:00PM SUGAR stakeholders joined hands with the LTA and signed an agreement this morning with the hope of ensuring cane trucks operate safely on our roads.

Qualified leaders urged to put their hands up for Board positions at Sugar Research Australia

Expressions of interest are sought for Board positions for Sugar Research Australia, Australia's industry-owned company providing research, development and extension activities for the sugar industry.

Sugarcane cultivation should be banned in Marathwada: Madhav Chitale

Water management expert Madhav Chitale has said the state government should enforce a ban on sugar cultivation in districts that receive less than 700 mm rainfall, to effectively tackle the problems of financial crisis in the sugar industry.

Farmers prepare to fight Asian tycoon over sugar marketing

The tranquil green fields of Australia's biggest sugar growing district have become the focus of a battle between cane farmers and one of Asia's richest men.

Finally govt plan to revive three sugar mill distilleries in Punjab

Under its plan to rejuvenate the ailing sugar industry of the state, the Punjab government is making arrangements to re-open distilleries attached to one sugar mill each in Gurdaspur, Nawanshahr and Nakodar.

Kenya: Mumias Canecutters Down Tools Over Pay

Canecutters have stopped working at the Mumias Sugar Company, demanding payment.

Thousands of jobs could go in new sugar regime - Rickards

Allan Rickards, chairman of the All-Island Jamaica Cane Farmers' Association, has sounded an ominous warning to local sugar interests. He said thousands of jobs and the future of the country's sugar industry could be at risk, if local sugar production is not transformed from a single to a multiple-product sector to meet the 2017 reforms to the European Union's common agricultural policy.

Malawi: Africa's Richest Man Aliko Dangote Sets Business Sight On Malawi

Lilongwe Africa's riches man, Aliko Dangote who is worth an estimated $15.7billion , is expected in Malawi as a prelude to prospective investment in the country.

Fiji sugar industry has a plan to cope with ageing workers

Fiji's sugar industry has been through some tough times of late but now a new threat is looming on the horizon .

Sugar industry politics threaten $3b in foreign investment

The three foreign companies that control Australia's sugar milling industry are gradually losing the political battle to continue marketing the country's sugar crop in a free and open market.

Cane harvesting practices need re-think

IT HAS been more than 40 years since mechanised sugarcane harvesting changed the Australian sugar industry forever. Few, if any, farmers long for a return to caneknives and shoulder loading.

Coke is now making soda bottles out of sugar cane

Coca-Cola has manufactured a soda bottle entirely out of sugar cane. The company showed off the so-called PlantBottle at the Expo Milano food technology conference last week, CNN Money reports.

Sour deal for sugar industry

THE three foreign companies that control Australia's sugar milling industry are gradually losing the political battle to continue marketing the country's sugar crop in a free and open market.

Ethiopia to double number of sugar estates by November, eyes $500 mln revenue -official

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopia is on track to double the number of its sugar estates to six by November this year, a senior official said on Friday, and the Horn of Africa country hopes they will generate $500 million a year in export revenue.

TGAC awarded 100k to combat sugar beet crop infection in the UK

The Plant & Microbial Genomics Group at TGAC has been awarded 100k towards the identification of the sources of infection and reinfection of the sugar beet crop across the UK.

New sugar industry

Before I proceed with the discussion of the results of the two consultations conducted by the Sugar Regulatory Administration in Bais City (May 25) and Iloilo (May 28), let me comment on an advertisement (the style suggests Steven Chan) advising sugar producers regarding the recent SRA Order No. 7 issued converting the D or world sugar to B or domestic sugar. As every planter knows D was bought by traders at a low price while B is priced higher.

India to see massive Sugar output in 2014-15 season

Sugarcane crushing operations across the country are about come to an end. Only 19 sugar mills are crushing at present. As compared to about 240.49 lakh tons of sugar produced between 1st October 2013 and 31st May, 2014, in the last 2013-14 sugar season, the Indian sugar industry has produced a record 279.57 lakh tons of sugar in the current 2014-15 sugar season between 1st October 2014 and 31st May 2015, according to a data by Indian Sugar Mills Association(ISMA).

A tale of two agri-industries

This is a narrative of two major industries in the countryside: coconut and sugar. Some 3.5 million hectares are planted to coconut, and about 430,000 hectares to sugarcane. By constituency, the coconut organizations claim about three million farmers, farm workers, and harvesters are directly dependent on coconut. The sugar industry claims about 600,000 direct beneficiaries.

Contract for $250m Oman sugar refinery project today

MUSCAT: A keenly awaited contract for the construction of the Sultanate's first sugar refinery is due to be signed here today, the initial piece of a much larger jigsaw representing a new agri-industrial cluster taking shape at Sohar Port and Freezone. The deal, worth an estimated $250 million, will be inked by Oman Sugar Refinery Company (OSRC) with China Light Industrial Corporation for Foreign Economic and Technical Cooperation, the former's candidate for the implementation of the landmark venture.

Ethiopia to double number of sugar estates by November, eyes $500 mln revenue -official

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopia is on track to double the number of its sugar estates to six by November this year, a senior official said on Friday, and the Horn of Africa country hopes they will generate $500 million a year in export revenue.

SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend Sugar cane industry still important to Barbados

Barbados needs to revitalise its sugar industry. This is coming from Attorney General, Adriel Brathwaite, who delivered the feature address at the St. George Farmers' Marketing Co-operative Society Limited's 30th Anniversary Dinner and Awards Ceremony on Saturday night at the Accra Beach Hotel and Spa.

Mumias Sugar almost grinding to a halt

The once-vibrant Mumias Sugar Company might grind to a halt in a matter of days unless the State acts fast to inject the much-needed capital to sustain its operations.

Oman's first sugar refinery to start operation in the first quarter of 2018

Muscat: Oman's first sugar refinery will start operation in the first quarter of 2018, even as the promoters have signed a $300 million engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) agreement with China's Sinolight Corporation on Sunday to build the refinery at the Port of Sohar.

EU beet sugar sector urged to be vigilant in 'period of turbulence'

European beet growers have warned the EU sugar sector has entered a period of turbulence and urged the market to remain "particularly vigilant" and to take necessary and timely measures to mitigate the consequences of an unbalanced market and of further restructuring in the future.

Sweet As Sugar...But Very Hard To Swallow

Taco Bell is rolling out a breakfast item that is the quintessential south-of-the-border desayuno especialidad:

Oman awards EPC contract for sugar refinery

Work on Oman's first sugar refinery will begin towards the end of this month, setting in motion the development of an ambitious food cluster at Oman's Sohar Port and Freezone, a report said.