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Coke production halted in Venezuela for lack of sugar

The Venezuelan bottler of Coca-Cola has halted production of the sugar-sweetened beverage due to a lack of sugar, a Coca-Cola Co spokeswoman said. Venezuela is in the midst of a deep recession, and spontaneous demonstrations and l

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Egypt imposes $101 per tonne sugar export tax

Egypt has imposed an E£900 ($101.35) per tonne tax on exported sugar effective until the end of the year. The decision was published in Egypt's legal journal and came into effect on Wednesday. Egypt cancel

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Reducing sugar in drinks 'doesn't help much'

Studies from Britain and Mexico suggest reducing sugar in sweetened drinks or taxing it more to cut consumption can help people limit their calorie intake and lower their risk of developing diabetes, but not by much. Two separate

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Egypt sugar company reserves at 270,000 tonnes

Egypt's state-owned Sugar and Integrated Industries Company said that the country's sugar reserves are at 270,000 tonnes, a ministry of supply statement said on Wednesday. The company exported 42,000 tonnes of brown sugar

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Diabetes experts tell G20 to tax sugar to save lives

Diabetes experts called on world leaders on Thursday to use sugar taxes to fight obesity, arguing such a move would save lives and slash healthcare budgets. Ahead of a meeting of G20 leaders this weekend, the International Diabete

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Diabetes experts tell G20 to tax sugar to save lives

Diabetes experts called on world leaders on Thursday to use sugar taxes to fight obesity, arguing such a move would save lives and slash healthcare budgets. Ahead of a meeting of G20 leaders this weekend, the International Diabete

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Sugar-free confectionary makers 'eye' sweet gains in Dubai

With the UAE and Saudi Arabia claiming the biggest chunks of the region’s annual chocolate spend according to recently released Euromonitor data, a raft of health-conscious, sugar-free snack producers are set to line-up alongside traditi

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WHO calls on countries to reduce sugars intake

A new guideline from the World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends adults and children reduce their daily intake of free sugars to less than 10 per cent of their total energy intake. A further reduction to below 5 per cent or roughly 2

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Subdued sugar premiums 'hit refineries'

Sugar refineries around the world are feeling the pressure of a subdued whites-over-raws sugar premium, Jamal Al Ghurair, managing director of Dubai's Al Khaleej Refinery said on Sunday. "World sugar refineries cannot sus

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Sugar market outlook in focus at Dubai conference

Outlook, trader debates and refining updates will take centre stage at a renowned event in the world of sugar trading to be held in Dubai this month. The 11th annual Kingsman Dubai Sugar Conference will run from January 31 to Febr

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