Read about the latest developments in the sugar industry,
and hear our expert views and news as it happens.

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    Jun 2018

    EU ban bee harming neonicotinoid pesticides

    According to British Farming Groups, the UK could be forced to rely heavily on imported crops following a vote to extend the ban on neonicotinoid pesticides in Europe. Within the next six months the world’s most widely used insecticides will be banned from all fields in order to protect both wild and honeybees that are […]

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    May 2018

    BBQ Time, so let’s get saucy!

    Here at Ragus we love BBQ time as we supply many of the leading sauces, chutney and condiments manufacturers with their pure sugars for taste, texture and appearance. Did you know that many savoury cooking sauces, glazes and marinades contain molasses and treacle supplied directly from Ragus; but what are they and what is the […]

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    May 2018

    Vanilla Price Rise: Vanilla Ice Cream to meet a Frosty End!

    I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream… that’s certainly the case when the sun is shining and the temperatures are rising.  You would think that ice cream vendors and manufacturers are reaping the rewards of this glorious heat wave, however the truth is far more chilling. Nowadays there is an abundance of […]

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    May 2018

    Record Global Sugar Output In 2017/18

    Market Position As predicted in our last report in November, La Nina effect has created excessive rains in Europe, delaying sugar beet planting and created dryness in Brazil which is starting to affect sugar cane development. Sugar prices in late April traded at 10.69 c/lb compared with 14 c/lb in November, 17 c/lb in May […]

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    May 2018

    Royal Wedding Cake Recipe Time

    Lemon and elderflower cake will fast become a favourite amongst bakers this year as it’s been announced that Claire Ptak, owner of Violet Bakery in East London, has been given the royal task of creating this delicious flavoured cake for the upcoming wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on 19th May 2018. prides […]

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    May 2018

    Palm Oil, What’s The Issue?

    Palm oil is literally everywhere you look, it can be found in the majority of products we all use on a daily basis; from confectionery, baking goods, cosmetics and toiletries to cleaning agents and fuel, to name but a few. Palm oil is an edible vegetable oil derived from the fruit of certain palms. Originally, […]

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