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A history of sugar – the food nobody needs, but everyone craves

Sweeter Alternative/Flickr, CC BY-NC Mark Horton, University of Bristol; Philip Langton, University of Bristol, and R. Alexander Bentley, University of Houston It seems as though no other substance occupies so much of the world’s land, for so little benefit to humanity, as sugar. According to the latest data, sugarcane is the world’s third most valuable crop after cereals and rice, …

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