What makes organic sugar different to conventional sugar?
Organic sugar is different to conventionally produced sugar in that the whole of the value creation chain has an ecological focus. A start is made with sugar beet cultivation: Organic farmers follow organic farming guidelines. The adding of fertilisers to stocks of plants is undertaken using authorised fertilisers in the sense of a circular economy. In this way, it is possible to dispense with the use of chemical, synthetic fertilisers. Also, no chemical pesticides are used in organic sugar beet cultivation. As a consequence, weeds are mainly controlled by mechanical as well as thermal methods. The further development of agricultural machinery means that very modern precision technology is already being used in ecological sugar beet cultivation and that robot technology is widely used with the help of artificial intelligence.
Biological regulations are also followed when processing organic sugar beet to produce organic sugar and ecological by-products, e.g. organic beet pulp, organic molasses, organic pellets, etc., from the addition of authorised auxiliary agents up to the separate storage of the products. In this way, everyone involved in the value creation chain is eco-certified.
What makes organic beet sugar different to organic cane sugar?
Analysis of the environmental footprint shows that organic beet sugar places at least a 30% lower burden on the environment than organic Fairtrade cane sugar from Paraguay. The significant difference lies in the far higher sugar yield in local production plants. Slightly higher field yields, a different practice with regard to the use of fertilisers and the related environmental emissions as well as the air emissions from the combustion of sugar cane trash in the cane sugar factory in Paraguay also help to account for organic beet sugar having a better environmental footprint. Added to this is the considerably shorter distances over which organic beet sugar travels, as it comes from local, ecological cultivation.
Furthermore, the working conditions which exist with the production of organic beet sugar are associated with low social risks. We can ensure that our organic sugar is produced in a way which protects the environment and human beings throughout the whole of the value creation chain. With organic cane sugar, however, there are high social risks for employees and the community. In particular, the social issues of child labour, corruption, the rights of the indigenous population, access to drinking water and forced labour, working hours, accidents at work and health impairments are to be emphasized.
Organic sugar beet and organic cane sugar often also look different. While organic cane sugar is often - but not always - a brownish colour, locally grown organic sugar looks almost white at the end of production, as the crystals are separated by centrifugation of the parent syrup (molasses).
Can I buy organic sugar from the Cosun Beet Company in Anklam from retail outlets?
No, this is not currently possible. The current sizes of our packs of organic sugar are 25 kg and a big bag (1 ton). If you would like to have other sizes, contact us. We will be bound to be able to find a solution which meets your individual requirements.
Mr Ron Sprengel (Tel. +49 3971 254 354, E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org)
Mr Lars Ramin (Tel.+49 3971 254 356, E-mail email@example.com)
In future, our organic sugar is to be packed in packaging which is made from sugar beet paper. We are also considering the supply of small packs for sale in supermarkets.
Is organic sugar from Cosun Beet Company a certified organic product?
Yes, the organic sugar of Cosun Beet Company in Anklam is a certified organic product. CBC in Anklam has decided to become a member of the largest Association of Ecological Farmers in Germany, Bioland. The reason for this is that Bioland has strict guidelines which go far beyond the statutory regulations. The joint collaboration, which concerns the whole range of activity from the preparation of raw materials through marketing to possible customers and consumers, is closely co-ordinated.
The Bioland partner agreement of the Anklam site is a production agreement with Bioland so that organic sugar which is obtained from Bioland sugar beet in Anklam is marketed under the Bioland trademark.