An Overview of Sugar
The most well-known source of sugar is sugar cane, the tall grass grown in tropical areas. What is less familiar to most people is the interesting voyage the plant took to reach most modern sugar-producing regions.
Sugar cane isnít the only source of sugar; sugar also comes from sugar beets, which are grown mainly in temperate regions.
The sugar industry contributed to and was affected
by the turbulent political and historical dynamics of
Sugar production was a major impetus for the slave trade
Economic policy plays a huge and very personal role in the lives of sugar producers in developing countries; what is surprising about current policies in the world sugar trade is that they benefit mainly the developed-world producers of sugar beets, and not the developing-world sugar-cane growers, who possess a comparative advantage in sugar production.
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