The Story of Sugar by George Thomas SurfaceThe Story of Sugar by George Thomas Surface

The Story of Sugar

byGeorge Thomas Surface

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1910. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XVI OUR FUTURE SUGAR SUPPLY It is safe to predict that the people of the United States will become heavier consumers of sugar unless the price of sugar should increase disproportionately to other foods; and in any event the future supply must be much larger than the present consumption. Whether the development of the sugar industry of the world can keep economic pace with the increase in population is an interesting and important problem; but whether the United States can meet her demand, and how, is a question of more immediate and vital importance to the current discussion. We believe that the signs of the times point to the sugar industry becoming more and more of a world industry with reference to production, and that at the same time it will become more concentrated in certain regions whose natural adaptation gives sugar-producing plants the vantage over other merchantable crops. The rivalry between sugar cane, and tobacco, rice, cotton, coffee, vegetables, and fruits must become keener, and as a result more economically differentiated. The regions adapted to the sugar beet are situated in the zone which must continue to supply the world with most of the breadstuffs, meats, and meat products. The demand for these will increase commensurate with the population increase, making it necessary for the beet acreage to hold its pkce against rivals of increasing strength. In the last analysis the grain crops will continue to stand firm against all rivals up to the point of supplying the peoples of the temperate zone with an adequate bread supply, and the indications are convincing that the demand of the tropics for temperate-zone grains will also increase persistently. Under the present system of production the world's meat, butter, and milk supply...
Title:The Story of SugarFormat:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:January 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217107729

ISBN - 13:9780217107723