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Brazil’s H2 September sugar cane crush remains behind expectations

Mills in Brazil’s Centre/South (CS) region increased cane crushing and sugar production in the second half of September, as drier-than-normal weather allowed for a quicker harvesting pace, cane industry group Unica said.

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World sugar output to fall to 3-year low in 2019/20

The world sugar production estimate for 2019/20 from sister title FO Licht points to the lowest output in three years.

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South Africa to invest heavily in state’s agro-industry

Primary agriculture in Mpumalanga is set to experience strong growth with the establishment of the Nkomazi special economic zone (SEZ), which will focus on agroprocessing.

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Weekly Review: India remains a bear factor for sugar

Reports that India had made subsidised export sales helped cap sugar futures’ latest attempt to break out to the upside.

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Ukraine sugar production hits 537,000 tonnes

Ukranian sugar factories processed 3.73 million tonnes of beet into 537,000 tonnes of sugar as of October 17, the National Association of Sugar Producers (Ukrtsukor) reported.

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Russia sugar output crosses 3 mln tonnes

Russia’s sugar production crossed 3.0 million tonnes on October 17, which is 0.3 mln more than was produced by the same time last year, according to the Russian Sugar Producers Union (Soyuzrossakhar).

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France cuts 2019/20 sugar beet yield forecast

The French Agriculture Ministry's unit Agreste cut its forecast for the country's 2019/20 sugar beet crop to 36,910,537 tonnes in its second forecast for the new season on October 8.

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Suiker Unie cuts Dutch sugar yield outlook

Suiker Unie has cut its estimate for the average sugar yield per hectares in the current 2019/20 campaign to 13.5 tonnes (pol) per ha from 14.0 previously, based on the beet delivered to date, the company announced.

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Singapore the first state to ban advertising of sugary beverages

Singapore’s Ministry of Health has ordered the imposition of a blanket ban on advertising for the least healthy sugar sweetened beverages and is even considering banning their sale altogether. Singapore has one of the developed world’s highest diabetes rates.

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Sugar tax credited with drop in incidence of diabetes

The UAE’s Canadian Specialist Hospital has noted a drop in new Type Two diabetes diagnoses and reports from patients who are spurning fizzy drinks since the UAE's 'sin tax' was rolled out in 2017.

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Swiss food companies back sugar reduction plan

Food businesses have signed up to a Swiss government initiative linked to the amount of sugar in yogurt and breakfast cereals.

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USApple delegates uncertain over accuracy of Polish apple forecast

The confusion over the exact size of this season’s Polish apple harvest still reigns, as the industry gathers for the USApple conference in Chicago. There will be a presentation by Phillipe Binard of the World Apple & Pear Association on Friday August 23 relating to the 2019 European Apple Crop, and some IEG Vu sources are wondering whether it will include any revised figures.

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July heatwave cuts yields for EU summer crops - JRC

Unusually hot weather at the end of July further weakened the yield outlook for EU summer crops, the European Commission outlines in its latest crop monitoring report.

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Kraft Heinz reports lower sales in all markets

The Kraft Heinz Company preliminary financial results for the first half of 2019 show lower net sales in all markets, although consumption growth was highlighted in nuts, refrigerated meals, dairy and condiment categories.

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