In 1493 Christopher Columbus played a part by bringing sugar seedlings to parts of the New World
Dutch West India Company was sent to secure areas of Brazil and they were successful in the 1630s and gained control of a large portion of Brazil and practically owned the sugar business at this point.
James Drax started the Sugar industry in Barbados. He was one of the leading pioneers of the sugar industry.
German Chemist that discovered sucrose in beet root.
Built the first sugar beet processing mill.
A chemical engineer that partook in the sugar industry, and brought many inventions to the table.
The Vacuum Pan was patented which was used to deal with the distillation of sugar. The Vacuum Pan was created by Edward C. Howard.
Fidel Castro's rule practically forced the Fanjul family to leave and move to Florida.
Even though the Fanjuls left their sugar industry behind in Cuba they were still able to create a Sugar empire in America. The family rule over Florida Crystals Corporation and Flo-Sun Incorporated.
Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative of Florida was founded by George Wedgworth and later merged with Florida Crystal Corp to form the ASR group.
The Fanjul's Florida Crystals Corporation and the Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative of Florida merged in order to form the ASR Group.
After cultivation in New Guinea the commodity of sugar reached India.
Sugar cultivation begins in Persia throughout the 6th century.
100s of plantations start to sprout in Brazil during the 16th century.
The Sugar Act of 1937 is in response to the proposed Jones-Costigan Amendment that was overturned in the supreme court. The Act set Quotas for many countries outside the U.S and was a big part of protectionism that the U.S tried to enforce.
Cut out due to much controversy. This was a form of economic coercion that attempted to get Cuba to do what the U.S wanted.
Describes how quotas would function with sugar and details countries such as Cuba.
Led to the establishment of a string of English, French, and Portuguese forts in Western Africa. Contributed to slowly developing the sugar industry.
When the Turks took Syria in 1516, the Syrian sugar industry collapsed.
The English, French, and the Dutch were all in the refining business.
As Sugar grew and the industry became big the molasses act was passed.
Jones-Costigan Amendment ruled unconstitutional.
Fidel Castro led a revolution and became in charge of the Cuban government. Relations between Cuba and America at this point began to sour. Led to Sugar Act amendment in 1960.
Florida passed a law requiring sugar planters to reduce their phosphorus runoff by 25 percent.
Charlie Crist, governor of Florida, sought to buy out land from the in order to help preserve the everglades. If he was to do this 187,000 acres would be bought. In the end 26,790 were bought due to economic and financial problems.