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Comment Re:the magical fruit (Score 5, Informative) 355

In my country in Europe we make sugar out of beets and we even export it and make money off of it. If a 3rd world country like mine can do it, U.S. sure can, so why is it fixated on sugar cane when beets are easy to grow?


I think they produce a beet or two here in the US:

"U.S. farmers produced 33 million tons of sugar beets on 1.6 million acres in 2000, versus 28 million tons of sugar beets on 1.4 million acres in 1990"

http://www.ers.usda.gov/AmberWaves/February05/Find ings/Sugarbeets.htm

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