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SUGAR (sep 5, 1450 – apr 11, 1800)

Description:

> New guinea c.8000 BCE (sucked)
> India c.800 BCE (first evidence of it being processed)

> Colonial product.
> Social consequences of labour and fuel needed to harvest / process etc.
> SLAVE TRADE
- Decentralised societies in Africa (aim to protect themselves from colonialists)
- Factories in the field
> HAITIAN REVOLUTION - (Haiti as France's biggest colony and also the largest producer of sugar in world)
> Capitalist globalisation

> Sugar beet as flexible as can be grown out of tropics - allows more control. GEOPOLITICS OF SUGAR PRODUCTION.
> US - Russian and Mexican workers on sugar beet farms.
- TRAVEL OF WORKERS- GLOBAL CONNECTION. (Java - enforced compulsory labour of sugar production)
> Multi centricity - the travel of sugar production technologies globally - sharing of ideas and machines.

- Mark of status
- Sugar sculptures etc.


MASS CONSUMPTION
>1800-1900 there was a 5x increase in sugar consumption.
> Artificial sugar already in food - modern.
> Process of canning and preserving - fruits. i.e. Jams etc.
- class divide this showed as the higher the sugar content, the less fruit.
- meal of bread and jam as quick and easy for a working class family - meant the mother could go to work but the family weren't getting a nutritious meal.
- cereal as quick and easy breakfast food - again aimed at poor and again FULL of sugar.
> Sweet fizzy drinks - technological advances e.g the bottle cap
> Tooth decay
> Obesity

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Date:

sep 5, 1450
apr 11, 1800
~ 349 years
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