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mhill20 

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Hi, Just returned from Farmfoods sugar on sale there at 2kg for £1 is this cheap !!! Its coming up to jam making time and a veiw to feeding later.
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Hi, Just returned from Farmfoods sugar on sale there at 2kg for £1 is this cheap !!! Its coming up to jam making time and a veiw to feeding later.
Mick

Yup, that's cheap alright.....
 

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ya i got a few bags myself i get it for 59p a bag so save 18p on this. but most people cant get it for less than 70p
 

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If it's Whitworths, it's beet sugar..
 

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is beet sugar bad?
All recommendations I have seen suggest the insecticides used in sugar beet production = bad for bees.

Sugar cane only. (Tate and Lyall)
 

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Just as much insecticide used on sugar cane......it makes no difference which you use these days....the refining process removes any problems.
 

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Sugar Prices

Morrisons were doing 2kg for £1.20 last week - not sure if offer still on but worth checking if it saves driving somewhere further to get cheaper.
 

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is beet sugar bad?
A band wagon jumped upon frequently. In a word, NO.

As much danger from the background radiation we all live with. The cane v beet discussion is pretty much mute. :)

Price rules.

Oh, and I think that you will find that OSR probably comes with a seed treatment built in - go figure where the greater risk might be.
 

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Oh, and I think that you will find that OSR probably comes with a seed treatment built in - go figure where the greater risk might be.
Correct, alot of OSR this year will be 'Cruiser' dressed, a dressing that was originally designed for beet.
 

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