The Sugar Industry Biotech Council provides science-based information regarding biotechnology and other technological advances in sugar beet and sugar cane crops.  The crops and the sugar produced from them are shown in this image.

Information for the Sugar Industry

Sugar beet and sugar cane growers throughout North America face significant challenges protecting their crops from weeds, insects and disease. Biotechnology provides a platform for new technologies to manage these challenges and develop traits, such as new options for weed control, insect protection and disease resistance.

Today, biotechnology-enhanced sugarbeets are helping growers manage weeds, improve productivity and lessen impacts on the environment, while preserving a sustainable and geographically diverse supply of sugar.

Experimental sugar cane varieties containing various biotech traits are being thoroughly evaluated around the world, with commercial planting anticipated in the next few years.

The Sugar is the Same
Food and Feed Safety
Regulatory Approvals
Why Biotechnology
Roundup Ready Sugar Beets
The Pulp and Molasses are Nutritionally Equivalent
Weed Resistance Management

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