Governments around the world have decided that sugar is very bad for people’s health.  It is one reason for obesity, and it can also rot children’s teeth.

They have decided that people will have to pay a big tax when buying sugary goods, so the price of these goods has risen.

Because of this the amount of sugar consumed has dropped.   Sugarcane farmers are having to look at other ways of selling their product.

What else do you think sugar cane could be used for? 

This website has a few examples of what is happening around the world today.