Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Farmers urged to produce organic muscovado sugar

More Negrenese farmers should return to producing organic muscovado sugar, Concepcion Poblador, owner of the Baldomero-Maria Muscovado Milling Corp., said yesterday.

Aside from health and safety reasons for consuming washed white sugar, opting for organically produced sugar also means that the quality of the soil is not compromised, Poblador said.

“We sought help from the Department of Science and Technology, Sugar Regulatory Administration and a muscovado producer from Pangasinan, guided us from planting to sowing to production,” she said.

She said BMMC uses organic fertilizer imported from Chile in the 24-heactare farm in Granada, Bacolod City, which yields about the same amount of produce with sugarcane farmers using synthetic fertilizer.

“The initial run did not come out good, so we invited expert artisans from Antique to help us in improving our sugar-cooking, she said.

Although the company has just begun its muscovado production in 2014, she said they received many local and international inquiries about our product.

BMMC featured Muscovado Gold in the International Food Exhibition Philippines in May, and has also joined a supplier exhibit in Japan.

They also won in the Muscovado Festival in Silay City with their dish “food for the gods” during last year's El Cinco de Noviembre, and look forward to joining the product exibit in next year's Panaad sa Negros Festival, she said.

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Visayan Daily Star December 7, 2015

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