Sugar: a bittersweet history
Duckworth Overlook, 2009 M10 8 - 453 páginas
"Sugar" offers a compelling and surprising look at the sweet commodity, from the ways in which it Africanized the cane fields of the Caribbean to how it fueled the Industrial Revolution and jump-started the fast-food craze.
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even though the process of extracting sugar from beets was still in the
experimental stages. Early-seventeenth-century French agronomist Olivier de
Serres had observed that "the beet root when boiled yields a juice similar to
syrup of sugar ...
In 1942, thousands were sent to beet-sugar farms in Oregon, Utah, Idaho,
Montana, Alberta and Manitoba, an experience that has become a bitter chapter
in their collective memory. During the war, unreliable and scarce sugarcane
they have much lower energy yields than sugar beet and cane. Beet sugar uses
only 100.5 energy units to produce 150 energy units compared with wheat's
136.5, though wheat is superior to gasoline, which requires 184.5 energy units.
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A fantastic history of sugar slavery western colonialism. Leer comentario completo
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Was disappointed in this, although it did have its moments. Parts were undigested, and it lacked a real overview and global perspective somehow. That being said, i devoured the detail on the West Indian lobby and British sugar traders. Leer comentario completo
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