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Updated : Mon, 31 Aug 2015 09:03:30 +0200
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Sweet Start: Sugar cane planting starts with good weather

Sugar cane farmers report fair weather has made for a good start to the planting season that began in early August for most growers.

Big sugar fighting to protect a sweet deal with US lawmakers

A sweet deal for American sugar farmers is compounding delays in a proposed trade agreement affecting 40 percent of the worlds economy.

Stop sugar wars - MP

NOMINATED MP Johnson Sakaja has urged Cord and Jubilee leaders to stop political bickering and look for a lasting solution to the ailing sugar industry.

You erred, ODM leader Raila Odinga tells Jubilee on sugar imports

Orange Democratic Movement leader Raila Odinga has accused the Jubilee administration of planning to cripple local sugarcane factories through the sugar deal allegedly signed with Uganda.

Dear Western Kenya, It Is Time to Quit Sugar for Other Ventures

Uganda cannot be stopped from selling its sugar to Kenya because the EAC is legally a single market courtesy of the Common Market Protocol of November 2009. Local cane farmers may have to look for alternatives to safeguard their livelihoods, writes DAVID NDII

Kenya: Uganda Does Not Have Extra Sugar - Kituyi

The United Nations trade chief yesterday refuted claims that Uganda has surplus sugar.

Uganda: 'Kenya Has No Right to Block Ugandan Sugar'

Kampala East African Community (EAC) secretary general Richard Sezibera has said Kenya has no right to stop Ugandan sugar from being sold within its territory as long as both countries are members of the regional bloc.

Sugar output in next crop year seen declining by 2%

SUGAR production for the next crop year could decline by 2 percent to 2.27 million metric tons (MMT) from 2.31 MMT recorded in the 2014-2015 crop year, the Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) said on Thursday.

Sugar godown sealed

Officials of the Food Safety and Drug Administration Department sealed a godown that has stocked 290 bags of sugar, each weighing 50 kg.

Sugar deal an excuse for Kenya's political drama

The level of political discourse, like the Kenya shilling, has plunged to a really new low in recent weeks.

US Big Sugar fighting to protect a sweet deal from TPP

A sweet deal for American sugar farmers is compounding delays in a proposed trade agreement affecting 40% of the worlds economy.

Sugar planters want Lina out

The biggest group of sugar planters and millers nationwide has called for the resignation of Bureau of Customs (BOC) chief Alberto Lina for allegedly allowing sugar smuggling to flourish.

Sugar industry still plays major role

SUGARCANE remains an integral crop to Fijians and contrary to doomsayers, the sugar industry still plays a major role in the country's economy.

Jamaicas sugar job losses signal an industry at a crossroads

Jamaicas sugar industry is attempting to weather a perfect storm of high production costs, a two-year drought resulting in falling yields for some of its most productive cane fields and low price forecasts on a highly competitive global market.

Kenya: Privatisation of Sugar Firms Not the Answer - Barons Will Gobble Them Up

The government still believes that privatisation is the panacea of the problems facing the sugar industry.

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.