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2013-12-19 11:44:50

Scientists have discovered a bacterium that could reduce the use of fertilizer in sugarcane production and improve yield. Sugar is an important commodity around the world and sugarcane accounts for about 80% of production. The price of sugar has increased at a rate considerably above inflation over the last 30 years. This is not least due to the rising cost of fertilizers, which is partly driven by increased global demand, and linked to the degradation of soil quality over decades of...

2013-11-13 23:30:16

New periodical “International Sugar Journal” worked out by MarketLine has been recently published by Market Publishers Ltd. London, UK (PRWEB) November 13, 2013 In the 2012/2013 сycle, the world’s sugar supply is in excess of consumption by approximately 10 million tonnes. This is attributed to favourable weather conditions in tandem with increased investments in cane, beet and milling production capacities during the past several seasons in response to soaring sugar prices. Since...

2013-08-30 23:21:50

MarketResearchReports.Biz announces addition of new report “China Sugar Industry Report, 2013-2015” to its database. Visit: http://www.marketresearchreports.biz/analysis-details/china-sugar-industry-report-2013-2015 Albany, NY (PRWEB) August 30, 2013 From 2008/09 to 2013/14, the global supply of sugar has undergone changes from short supply to excess supply: raw sugar production increased from 140 million tons in 2008/09 to 170 million tons in 2012/13; while the demand for raw sugar...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'