A report on Sugar industry

Sugar beets awaiting processing at the Holly Sugar Corporation plant near Brawley, California. Photograph by Environmental Protection Agency. (12/02/1970)

The sugar industry subsumes the production, processing and marketing of sugars (mostly saccharose and fructose).

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Sugar beets awaiting processing at the Holly Sugar Corporation plant near Brawley, California. Photograph by Environmental Protection Agency. (12/02/1970)

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Saccharum officinarum

Sugarcane

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Saccharum officinarum
Sugarcane fields in BSRI
Sugar cane farm in Punjab, India
Sugarcane flower, Dominica
Sugarcane
Cut sugarcane
Map showing centers of origin of Saccharum officinarum in New Guinea, S. sinensis in southern China and Taiwan, and S. barberi in India; dotted arrows represent Austronesian introductions
The westward diffusion of sugarcane in pre-Islamic times (shown in red), in the medieval Muslim world (green), and in the 15th century by the Portuguese on the Madeira archipelago, and by the Spanish on the Canary Islands archipelago (islands west of Africa, circled by violet lines)
Lithograph of a s sugar plantation in the British colony of Antigua, 1823
A sugar plantation on the island of Jamaica in the late 19th century
Old-fashioned Indian sugarcane press, circa 1905
A 19th-century lithograph by Theodore Bray showing a sugarcane plantation: On the right is the "white officer", the European overseer. Slave workers toil during the harvest. To the left is a flat-bottomed vessel for cane transportation.
Sugarcane plantation, Mauritius
Sugarcane plantation in Bangladesh
Planting Sugar Cane in Puerto Rico
Sugarcane fields
Manually extracting juice from sugarcane
A truck hauls cane to a sugar mill in Florida.
Santa Elisa sugarcane processing plant in Sertãozinho, one of the largest and oldest in Brazil
Production of sugar cane (2019)
A fuel pump in Brazil, offering cane ethanol (A) and gasoline (G)
Sugarcane bagasse
Sugarcane fields in Bangladesh Sugarcane Research Institute (BSRI)
Sugarcane fields in BSRI
Sugarcane fields in BSRI
Sugarcane vendor in Dhaka
Sugarcane stalks
Sugarcane flowering
Sugarcane plantation
Leaves of sugarcane
Sugarcane plantation
Sugarcane of China
Sugarcane
Flowers of sugarcane
Sugarcane harvested by women, Hòa Bình Province, Vietnam
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Sugarcane and bowl of refined sugar
Caipirinha, a cocktail made from sugarcane-derived cachaça
Sugarcane processing
Hausa man selling sugarcane at Kaduna in Nigeria

Sugarcane or sugar cane is a species of (often hybrid) tall, perennial grass (in the genus Saccharum, tribe Andropogoneae) that is used for sugar production.

Sugar beet

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Plant whose root contains a high concentration of sucrose and which is grown commercially for sugar production.

Plant whose root contains a high concentration of sucrose and which is grown commercially for sugar production.

A geneticist evaluates sugar beet plants, resistant to the fungal disease Rhizoctonia root rot, for pollen fertility (United States, c. 2013).
French sugar beet mill in operation in the 1840s
A sugar beet farm in Switzerland
Worldwide sugar beet production
A sugar beet harvest in progress, Germany
Sugar beet output in 2009
Dried sugar beet cossettes
A beet harvester
A sugar beet farm in Belgium: Beyond the field is the sugar factory.
A sugar refinery in Allscott in Shropshire, England
Tuzemák, a sugar-beet-based alcohol brand from Czech Republic, is golden red in color.
Sugar beet molasses in France, used as cattle fodder supplement
Sugar beet farming using dam culture method. Used in Russia, Germany, France, Ukraine, Turkey, China, Poland, and sometimes Egypt.

Sugarcane accounts for most of the rest of sugar produced globally.

A sugarloaf was a traditional form for sugar from the 17th to 19th centuries. Sugar nips were required to break off pieces.

Sucrose

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Sugar composed of glucose and fructose subunits.

Sugar composed of glucose and fructose subunits.

A sugarloaf was a traditional form for sugar from the 17th to 19th centuries. Sugar nips were required to break off pieces.
A table sugar factory in England. The tall diffusers are visible to the middle left where the harvest transforms into a sugar syrup. The boiler and furnace are in the center, where table sugar crystals form. An expressway for transport is visible in the lower left.
Harvested sugarcane from Venezuela ready for processing
Sugar beets
Grainy raw sugar
Sugars; clockwise from top left: Refined, unrefined, brown, unprocessed cane
Brown sugar crystals
Granulated sucrose

Scientists and the sugar industry use degrees Brix (symbol °Bx), introduced by Adolf Brix, as units of measurement of the mass ratio of dissolved substance to water in a liquid.

European Association of Sugar Manufacturers

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The European Association of Sugar Manufacturers (Comité Européen des Fabricants de Sucre - CEFS), founded in 1953 and now headquartered in Brussels, is a European sugar industry association.

Sugar Nutrition UK

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Sugar Nutrition UK formerly the British Sugar Bureau was a lobby group for the British sugar industry.