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Farmers ride bullock carts loaded with sugar cane in Uttar Pradesh, India. Pic: AP.

Asia’s sugar blues: Grim realities leave a bitter aftertaste

By Thu, May 03, 2012 8:03AM UTC 8 Comments Farmers ride bullock carts loaded with sugar cane in Uttar Pradesh, India. Pic: AP.

Sugar cultivation has a pretty grim history. The sweet stuff contributed to the colonization of tropical lands by European powers, fueling the slave trade, forced migration and indentured servitude that forever changed the face of the world. Refined sugars, which are commonly consumed by most people around the world, are believed to have many ill...

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