SUGAR

NOT AS SWEET AS IT SOUNDS

History Revealed - - TOP TEN… FOODSTUFFS -

The say­ing goes “sugar, spice, and all things nice”, but this tasty treat has a rather un­savoury his­tory. When Euro­pean im­pe­ri­al­ists re­alised they could grow it largescale in the Amer­i­can colonies and gain vast prof­its, they needed cheap labour to pro­duce it. So be­gan the bru­tal slave trade.

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