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  • *Sugar traders shrug off Brazil harvest slowdown. NEW YORK/ LONDON, Aug 14- ICE raw sugar futures dropped to a six-month low on Thursday as global oversupply and heavy stocks offset a slowdown in the pace of harvesting in top producer Brazil. "Supplies are good, and physical demand is very slack," said Sterling Smith, a futures specialist with Citigroup in Chicago.

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Aug 13- ICE raw sugar futures fell to a six-month low on Wednesday as investors stayed focused on strong Brazilian yields, while Liffe cocoa rose to a three-year high on support from the sharply lower British pound.

  • *Cocoa remains near Monday's three-year high. Cocoa on ICE Futures U.S. and Liffe were steady as the markets consolidated after touching a three-year high in the prior session. The rally was a knee-jerk reaction to a fire at a Rumo sugar warehouse operated by producer Cosan SA at top grower Brazil's Santos port.

  • SANTOS, Brazil, Aug 4- Firefighters at the Port of Santos contained a blaze at Cosan SA's sugar terminal early on Monday, but the damage threatened to disrupt exports of the commodity from Brazil, the world's largest producer. There was no sign that the fire had spread beyond the warehouses controlled by Rumo Logística, Cosan's transportation at the port.

  • Is stevia a safe substitute for sugar?  Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014 | 7:49 PM ET

    Robert Brooke, CEO, Stevia First, introduces the origins of stevia and describes why it is "a great alternative" to sugar.

  • It might be sweet and sticky, but it's not honey Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 1:25 PM ET

    In a new measure, food companies will be asked to label their products as "blend" if sweeteners are added to honey, in an effort to regulate food.

  • How will sugar and coffee prices go from here?  Sunday, 23 Feb 2014 | 10:35 PM ET

    Luke Chandler, Global Head of Agricultural Commodity Markets Research at Rabobank, explains why he thinks the potential upside in coffee and sugar prices are now largely priced in.

  • Expect further downside for sugar: Pro  Thursday, 16 Jan 2014 | 11:45 AM ET

    Kona Haque, head of agricultural research at Macquarie Group, expects sugar prices to fall further during the next six months. She says the market will bottom-out before the end of 2014.

  • Is sugar losing its sweetness?  Tuesday, 14 Jan 2014 | 2:15 AM ET

    Simona Gambarini, associate director of research at ETF Securities, discusses the price of sugar amid abundant supply.

  • Global food prices tick up on higher sugar costs Thursday, 7 Nov 2013 | 9:54 AM ET

    The United Nations food agency said rising sugar prices due to harvest concerns in Brazil drove global food prices slightly higher in October.

  • Power Lunch Rundown: Sweetest Ever Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 5:09 PM ET

    Kayla, Carney and Tyler talk sugar, smart phones, and basketball players in North Korea.

  • Bailout for Sugar?  Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 4:47 PM ET

    The Agriculture Department says buying 400,000 tons of sugar from processors who have borrowed nearly $900 million is a possibility, reports CNBC's Hampton Pearson; and Sallie James, Cato Institute, shares her opinions.

  • Sugar Bailout  Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 2:47 PM ET

    Sugar prices have fallen so low; they have put pressure on sugar processors. CNBC's Hampton Pearson reports the government support of sugar prices has been widely criticized for years.

  • Power Rundown: Sugar Subsidies?  Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 1:55 PM ET

    U.S. sugar firms have borrowed $862 million to finance their operations. CNBC's John Carney and Kayla Tausche share their opinions on whether sugar deserves a bailout.

  • A Sweet (and Secretive) Bailout for Big Sugar Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 1:38 PM ET

    Why on earth is the Department of Agriculture keeping the names of which companies are in danger of defaulting on government loans a secret?

  • USDA Sugar Bailout?  Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 10:13 AM ET

    The government is considering buying 400-thousand tons of sugar to stave off a wave of defaults by sugar processors, reports Hampton Pearson.

  • G20 Plans Response to Rising Food Prices Sunday, 12 Aug 2012 | 7:02 PM ET
    A rotting ear of corn sits on a struggling corn plant in a drought-stricken farm field.

    G20 countries are to step in to try and co-ordinate a response to surging food prices, after the worst U.S. drought in half a century devastated crops in the world’s largest agricultural exporter, the Financial Times reports.

  • World Braced for New Food Crisis Friday, 20 Jul 2012 | 3:46 AM ET

    The world is facing a new food crisis as the worst US drought in more than 50 years pushes agricultural commodity prices to record highs.

  • Bitter Battle Over Corn Syrup  Tuesday, 13 Sep 2011 | 4:27 PM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells has an update on the legal battle between sugar and corn.

  • 10 Commodities With the Biggest Price Moves Monday, 8 Aug 2011 | 11:56 AM ET
    Commodities are something many investors can relate to. What's not to like about corn, crude oil, or gold? Some commodities have been on a tear in recent months while others have significantly fallen off their highs. In fact, the a global commodity benchmark tracking 19 commodities mostly traded in the U.S., is down 32 percent from its all-time high back in July 2008. So far in 2011, the CRB index is down 3.8 percent compared to an 8.2 percent loss for the S&P 500. Despite that trend, several in

    CNBC’s Analytics Team compiled a list of the 10 best and worst performing commodities in the CRB index. Click ahead to learn about the hot and the not-so-hot commodities of 2011.