11 February 2014

Raising Cane-but the Beet Goes On: A Short History of Competing Sugar Technologies

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SCI's London Group

University College London, London, UK

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Sugar is probably unique among food commodities in that it can be commercially obtained from two very different plants: a semi-tropical grass (sugar cane) and a temperate root (sugar beet). This talk will try and explain how the situation arose, the differences in technology used, and what the future might hold.


Nick Bourne, Tate & Lyle Sugars

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Department of Chemistry
University College London
20 Gordon Street
London, WC1H 0AJ 


SCI Communications

Tel: 0207 598 1594

Email: Communications@soci.org


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