Gimme Some Sugar, Sugar
I’ve been diabetic for the last 8 years, at least. I was diagnosed in High School, and since then I’ve been doing my best to avoid sugar. I mostly stick to things that are salty, crunchy, or artificially sweetened.
However, for the rest of you folks, did you know that most of the world’s sugar prices are determined by what goes on in the country of Brazil? Simple fluctuations in production in Brazil can have massive effect on the world’s sugar supply.
In 2002, a record produce of sugar from Brazil sent world sugar prices down to well below 5 cents a pound. It’s hard to get the pure sugar that Brazil makes, because most of it is held back for ethanol production. The stuff we usually see over here is raw brown sugar.
If you’d like to learn more about Brazilian Sugar, there is lots of information available on the internet. Google is your friend! This has been an educational post by The Raging Tech.
‘Cuz Knowledge is Power!