8 May 2000
Organic sugar set to grow and grow
By FWi staff
TRADE in organic sugar is growing by up to 30% each year – and could reach 190,000 tonnes in five years, says the International Sugar Organisation.
In the short term, the main problem facing the sector will be insufficient supply rather than lack of demand, predicts the ISO, which analyses sugar trends and data.
Production of organic sugar, which commands up to three times the price of traditional supplies, is estimated at 18,000 to 40,000 tonnes in 1998/99, reports the Reuters news agency.
But it notes that demand is growing rapidly for use in organic ice cream, jam, baked food and confectionery.