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  • Relationship between sugar and cancer is now clearer, scientists say

    Belgian scientists say they've made a research breakthrough in the relationship between sugar and cancer, writes USA Today.

  • Woman eating a donut, fat, sugar, food

    Glucose-filled yeast made proteins found in tumors grow faster, USA Today reports.

  • SAO PAULO, Oct 10- Brazil's center-south region, the world's largest producer of sugar, cut cane crushing and output of the sweetener late in September as the crop entered its final stage, cane industry group Unica said on Tuesday. Brazil's main cane belt produced 2.848 million tonnes of sugar in the second half of September, compared to 3.126 million tonnes in the...

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept 15- It was still too early to assess possible damage that below-average rains will do to next year's cane crop in Brazil's center-south, the Chief Executive Officer of Raízen, the world's largest sugar producer, said on Friday. Raízen CEO Luis Henrique Guimarães said that even under very dry conditions currently, cane fields could recover...

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept 15- Brazil's Raízen, the world's largest sugar producer, is trying to cut production costs to remain profitable amid depressed international prices, Chief Executive Luis Henrique Guimarães said on Friday.

  • PORT LOUIS, Sept 12- Mauritius cut its 2017 sugar production forecast by 2.7 percent on Tuesday, blaming above average rainfall for a poor harvest. Sugar processors in Mauritius include Omnicane, Alteo Ltd and Terra Mauricia. Once focused on sugar and textiles, Mauritius has diversified into tourism, offshore banking and business outsourcing to cement its...

  • CHICAGO/ NEW YORK, Sept 6- Hurricane Irma sent farmers and food companies scrambling to protect processing facilities, farm fields and animal herds in the South and Southeastern parts of the United States on Wednesday. Florida sugar and citrus processors rushed to secure rail cars and equipment that could be crushed, blocked or turned into flying projectiles.

  • BEIJING, Sept 5- After decades of growth on the back of the coal mines that dot its vast grasslands, the Chinese region of Inner Mongolia is turning to sales of an altogether different kind of commodity to energize its economy- sugar. Improved farming techniques and increased mechanization mean that swathes of Inner Mongolia, which stretches for thousands of...

  • Mills in Brazil's center-south region, the country's main cane belt, earmarked 50.04 percent of cane in the first half of August to sugar production, the smallest share in the last two months. Brazil's center-south region produced 3.16 million tonnes of sugar in the first half of August, compared to 3.41 million tonnes in the previous two-week period.

  • BEIJING, Aug 23- China's July sugar imports plunged for a second month to just 60,000 tonnes, the lowest in three years, after Beijing imposed hefty tariffs on foreign arrivals in late May and slashed import permits, customs data showed on Wednesday. Sugar imports for the next months of this year will remain at a low level, "said Zhan Xiao, analyst with Shanghai Buyun...

  • SAO PAULO, Aug 11- Brazil's center-south region produced 3.41 million tonnes of sugar in the second half of July, the most for a 15- day period, as very dry weather allowed mills to work around the clock in the world's largest cane belt. Sugar production in the period surpassed the previous record in the second half of August 2012, according to cane industry group...

  • Soda tax hits wallets in Chicago

    A new, penny-per-ounce tax on all sweetened, pre-packaged beverages is set to go into effect Wednesday in Cook County.

  • BEIJING/ MANILA, July 20- China's reform of its vast corn sector is spurring a rapid revival of cheaper high-fructose corn syrup, putting it on a collision course with Asian sugar producers in a battle for the lucrative sweetener market. China's producers have also found willing buyers abroad. "HFCS is changing the structure of the sugar industry in China and...

  • NEW DELHI, July 7- India, the world's biggest sugar consumer, is likely to raise import duty on the sweetener to 50 percent from 40 percent in an attempt to restrict cheaper flows of the commodity from overseas, a government official said on Friday. Lower imports by India could put pressure on global prices, but will support local prices that have come under pressure...

  • *India charges 40 percent tax on sugar imports. MUMBAI, June 28- India, the world's biggest sugar consumer, could soon ramp up imports of the sweetener as a sharp drop in global prices and a stronger rupee make overseas purchases viable despite stiff tariffs, industry players said. Rising demand from India, which typically churns out its own sugar to use in...

  • India charges 40- percent tax on sugar imports. MUMBAI, June 28- World No.1 sugar consumer India could be set to ramp up imports of the sweetener as a sharp drop in international prices and a stronger rupee make overseas purchases viable despite stiff duty charges, industry officials said. Increased appetite from India, which typically churns out its own sugar to...

  • US and UK trade is of  'enormous' mutual importance: Liam Fox

    I think there is a common understanding that if we want to get investments we have to create the conditions for investments, says Liam Fox, U.K. International Trade secretary, at the 2017 Select USA Investment Summit.

  • Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross speaks about new tariffs on Canadian softwood lumber from the White House in Washington, April 25, 2017.

    Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, and Liam Fox, U.K. International Trade secretary, talks about the 2017 Select USA Investment Summit which promotes and facilitiates business investment in the United States.

  • Wilbur Ross: Here's why companies should invest in the US

    We are lowering taxes, cutting regulations, stimulating the workforce, unleashing our energy resources and redoing trade agreements, says Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, laying out the case for investing in the United States at the 2017 Select USA Investment Summit.

  • COMMERCE SECRETARY ROSS SAYS REFINED SUGAR PRICE INCREASED TO 28 CENTS PER POUND.