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EU plans to abolish limits on domestic sugar production in 2015

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The European Union, the world’s largest grower of sugar beets, wants to abolish limits on domestic sugar production in 2015.

Sugar quotas should expire on 30 September, 2015, the European Commission, the EU’s regulatory arm, said. At the moment, the quotas cap how much sugar can be produced for the EU’s domestic market.

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EU sugar reform planned

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The European Commission (EC) is set to introduce plans to reform the European Union (EU) sugar regime in mid-October, according to industry sources. The plans are thought to contain proposals to abolish beet sugar production quotas. British sugar prices rocketed by 60% to reach €880/tonne this year, compared with €500 – 550/tonne a year ago. Industry participants are calling for the EU to either increase quotas or to allow food manufacturers to import sugar tariff-free from the world market.

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Sugar, sugar: Will new research lead to tastier candy?

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Food scientists have made a fundamental insight about sugar that could lead to a better-tasting caramel in your favourite candy bar.

Casting doubt on the long-prescribed belief sugar melts, new research published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry shows that sugars such as sucrose decompose as they become liquid.

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Wheat to go higher, sugar to ease, predicts Rabobank

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Current uncertainty suggests further price gains are likely in wheat over the coming months with EU prices expected to set record highs prior to the new crop harvest, predicts agri commodity specialists Rabobank, who foresee a downward movement on sugar prices.

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