World sugar authorities joined London WABCG-ISO meeting which was held on 24-26 of November. In this meeting future of the world sugar sector, long & short term opportunities, EU Sugar Quato after 2017, history of the sugar price, future of isoglucose were discussed in detail.
Besides sugar beet and cane growers also sugar manufacturers were in London. Pankobirlik was represented by Board of Directors President Mr Recep Konuk, General Manager Mr. Taner Taşpınar, Foreign Relations and Business Development Director Mr Cem Kaptan and Mr Kerem Uysal.
Turkey’s sugar policy and sugar perspective come to the table with Mr Kaptan’s spectacular presentation at WABCG/ISO Consultancy Meeting. Participants enriched the presentation with their challenging questions. Mr. Kaptan highlighted the fact that Turkey could managed to compete with Europe with its improving efficiency.
President Mr Konuk also emphasized the same point, apart from what was written-mostly in the newspapers in Turkey, Europe takes sugar beet production really serious, ending the Quato by 2017, they are planning to build a competitive sector and this enables growers to engage tightly. In this perspective Turkey also a great player in the sector with its increasing sugar beet growing efficiency. Apart from European Sugar Reform, sugar beet production already made its reform in Turkey with its productivity and efficiency.
Mr Konuk also stated that besides reduced sugar intake obesity becoming a huge problem. When we look at our diet, high fructose corn sugar (HFCS) usage could draw our attention easily, almost every processed food products. Natural beet sugar is healthy for us whereas HFCS usage ruins our body system. Please be conscious on what we are eating and how we feed our kids.