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India 2020/2021 sugar output will rise 13% — ISMA

The Indian Sugar Mills Association (ISMA) has projected sugar output to rise 13% to 31 million tonnes in the 2020-21 marketing year on likely higher availability of sugarcane, as against 27,42 million tonnes last year. It is reported by The Hindu. The country’s sugar output rose by 31% to 14,27 million tonnes in the first three-and-a-half months of the 2020-21 marketing year that started in October, in...

 
Greenpeace calls for a total ban on pesticides

The UK government is facing backlash after it approved the emergency use of a pesticide thought to kill bees. It is reported by EcoWatch. In 2018, the EU widened a ban on neonicotinoid pesticides because of their impact on bees and other pollinators. At the time, the UK government...

 
India brings forward target of 20% ethanol-blending with gasoline

India plans to achieve 20% ethanol-blending with gasoline by 2025, five years ahead of its previous target, to help reduce its dependence on costly oil imports, the government said on Thursday. It is reported by Reuters. Last year the government had set a target of reaching 10% ethanol-blending by 2022 - meaning 10% of ethanol mixed with 90% of gasoline - and 20% by 2030. India is the...

 
UK government approves the use for neonicotinoids for sugar beets

The UK government approved on Jan. 8 the industry's application for the emergency authorization of neonicotinoids on sugar beets for the 2021 season, according to the government's website. It is reported by S&P Global Platts. This will address the threat of the virus yellows on the 2021 sugar beet crop, with the government stating that the protection provided by neonics cannot be...

 
Britain to restrict promotion of food high in sugar

Britain will ban “buy one get one free” promotions for food high in fat, sugar or salt and free refills of sugary soft drinks in restaurants from April 2022, the government said on Monday, its latest step in its plan to tackle obesity and improve public health. It is repoorted by Reuters. The government says obesity is one of Britain’s biggest long-term public health problems with almost two-thirds of adults in England overweight and one in three ch...

 
UK plans to introduce tariff-free import quota for raw cane sugar

A government decision to allow 260,000t of raw cane sugar into the UK tariff-free could spell the end of the British sugar beet sector, say farm leaders. It is reported by Farmers Weekly. The tariff-free import quota will apply annually from 1 January – after the end of the Brexit transition period. NFU Sugar board chairman Michael Sly has...

 
India allows more than 8,000 tonne raw sugar exports to US under tariff-rate quota

Indian government on Friday permitted export of 8,424 tonnes of raw sugar under its tariff-rate quota (TRQ) to the US, which enables shipments to enjoy relatively low tariff. It is reported by The Economic Times. «The quantity of raw sugar 8,424 MTRV (metric ton raw value) to be exported to the US under TRQ up to September 30, 2021, is notified», &mdash...

 
Brazil does not see U.S. retaliation after end of tariff-free ethanol quota

Brazil’s sugar and ethanol lobby group Unica said on Tuesday it does not expect the United States to retaliate after the Brazilian government did not renew a tariff-free ethanol import quota that was almost entirely used by U.S. producers. It is reported by Reuters. The tariff-free ethanol import quota, for 187.5 million litters of ethanol, expired on Monday. A Brazilian government source said last week that talks between the two cou...

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