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Sicilian ice-cream in a bread bun. A good solution to a local problem: the Mediterranean heat quickly melts the ice-cream, which is absorbed by the bread.
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A Fistful of Rice.
A Fistfull of Rice
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Claire Kathleen Roufs eating first food at 5 months.
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Desert People, boy eating "grub worm"
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Sugar beets

Sugar beets
(USDA)

 

Sugar

see also
Agave
 Honey
Artificial Sweetners
Nutritional Psychology
Obesity
Salt

Macro photograph of a pile of sugar (saccharose).  The sugar was on a ruler, and the black marks are 1mm apart.

Macro photograph of sugar (saccharose).
The sugar was on a ruler, and the black marks are 1 mm apart.
Lauri Andler

Chemical diagram of sucrose.

Sucrose:
a disaccharide of glucose (left) and fructose (right),
important molecules in the body

Wikipedia

 

NOUN:   1. A sweet crystalline or powdered substance, white when pure, consisting of sucrose obtained mainly from sugar cane and sugar beets and used in many foods, drinks, and medicines to improve their taste. Also called table sugar. 2. Any of a class of water-soluble crystalline carbohydrates, including sucrose and lactose, having a characteristically sweet taste and classified as monosaccharides, disaccharides, and trisaccharides. 3. A unit, such as a lump or cube, in which sugar is dispensed or taken. 4. Slang Sweetheart. Used as a term of endearment.
VERB:   Inflected forms: sug·ared, sug·ar·ing, sug·ars
TRANSITIVE VERB:   1. To coat, cover, or sweeten with sugar. 2. To make less distasteful or more appealing.
INTRANSITIVE VERB:   1. To form sugar. 2. To form granules; granulate. 3. To make sugar or syrup from sugar maple sap. Often used with off.
ETYMOLOGY:   Middle English sugre, from Old French sukere, from Medieval Latin succtbarum, from Old Italian zucchero, from Arabic sukkar, from Persian shakar, from Sanskrit tbaarkartba, grit, ground sugar.
OTHER FORMS:   sugtbaar·er —NOUN

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Venezuelan sugar cane (Saccharum) harvested for processing.

Venezuelan sugar cane (Saccharum) harvested for processing
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In the News . . .

From The Scout Report, University of Wisconsin-Madison
(27 June 2008)

Children's sweet tooth explained -- BBCNews (24 March 2009)

Florida moves to buy out U.S. Sugar Corporation in order to aid Everglades restoration

State pursues sugar buyout to aid Glades
http://www.miamiherald.com/457/story/580786.html

Swamped by developers, but now there is hope for the Everglades
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/swamped-by-developers-but-now-there-is-hope-for-the-everglades-853531.html

Land Deal Would Help Restore Everglades [Real Player]
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=91853812

Sugar would stay plentiful, pricey
http://www.tampabay.com/news/business/agriculture/article642351.ece

Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan [pdf, Macromedia Flash Player]
http://www.evergladesplan.org/

The Everglades Digital Library [pdf]
http://cwis.fcla.edu/edl/

Restoring the Everglades has been an uphill battle for decades. A new phase in the battle to save the Everglades may have started this past Tuesday, when the state of Florida effectively bought out the United States Sugar Corporation, which happens to be the nation's largest sugarcane producer. At a press conference, Florida Governor Charlie Crist said, "I can envision no better gift to the Everglades, the people of Florida and the people of America-as well as our planet-than to place in public ownership this missing link that represents the key to true restoration." As part of the deal, U.S. Sugar will receive $1.75 billion from the state and they will turn over 187,000 acres immediately north of Everglades National Park along with other pieces of infrastructure. As this process is completed over the coming years, the natural flow of water will be restored to the area, effectively adding about a million acre-feet of water storage. There are plenty of details to be worked out, but the atmosphere surrounding this recent announcement remains one of true excitement. The mood might be best summarized by Margaret McPherson, vice president of the Everglades Foundation, who remarked, "I'm going to do cartwheels." [KMG]

The first link will lead visitors to an article on this recent transaction from this Tuesday's Miami Herald. The second link leads to another piece on the subject from the Independent's Leonard Doyle writing from Washington, DC. Moving on, the third link leads to a National Public Radio feature on the sale of U.S. Sugar. The fourth link leads to an investigative report from this Wednesday's St. Petersburg Times which examines how this sale might affect the price of sugar. For those who would like to know more about the Everglades Restoration plan, the fifth link contains numerous publications, fact sheets, and interactive activities on this long-term process. Finally, the last link leads to the Everglades Digital Library, which was developed using the Collection Workflow Integration System (CWIS), a free software package created by the Internet Scout Project. [KMG]

 

Harvesting of sugarcane on Mauritius.

Harvesting of sugarcane on Mauritius
Hannes Grobe, AWI
 
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