Commodities: Sweet Success

Along with a national flag and a national airline, a sweet tooth seems to be one of the first things developed by the world's new nations. Because the desire for sweets goes hand in hand with rising expectations, the worldwide sugar industry is undergoing its greatest expansion in history. Practically every sugar nation is planting new cane and beet sugar, increasing its present yields and putting up new plants that turn out not only sugar but such valuable byproducts as paper, plastics, hardboard and tiles. Result: world sugar production this year will...

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