The World of Sugar By Ulbe Bosma

  • Narrated by: Julian Elfer
  • Length: 13 hrs and 57 mins
  • Release date: 06-06-23

The World of Sugar By Ulbe Bosma AudioBook Summary

For most of history, humans did without refined sugar. Granulated sugar was first produced in India around the sixth century BC, yet for almost 2,500 years afterward sugar remained marginal in the diets of most people. Then, suddenly, it was everywhere. How did sugar find its way into almost all the food we eat, fostering illness and ecological crisis along the way?

The World of Sugar begins with the earliest evidence of sugar production. Through the Middle Ages, traders brought small quantities to rajahs, emperors, and caliphs. But after sugar crossed the Mediterranean to Europe, demand spawned a brutal quest for supply. European cravings were satisfied by enslaved labor; two-thirds of the 12.5 million Africans taken across the Atlantic were destined for sugar plantations. By the twentieth century, sugar was a major source of calories in diets across Europe and North America.


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