Where does your sugar come from?

By Milly Fyfe
17th January 2023
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How much sugar is produced in the UK? Milly Fyfe goes inside the factory at British Sugar in Wissington to find out.

Milly meets Dan Downs, Head of Agriculture at British Sugar and learns more about how sugar beet arrives from the field and is then processed into sugar, as well as many other by-products.


About Milly

Milly is a marketing, PR, events and fundraising specialist, providing digital marketing support to food and farming businesses. Milly and her husband Andrew farm beef suckler cattle, sheep, arable crops and a few rare breed pigs in rural Northamptonshire. Milly writes and contributes to several publications including the Daventry Express, Rugby Advertiser and BBC Radio Northampton. During the height of the pandemic, Milly established a food blog called No Fuss Meals for Busy Parents, helping to make a connection between food grown in the UK and tasty meals that the whole family can enjoy. From there her podcast ‘The Countryside Kitchen Meets’’ was created, in which she interviews farmers and food producers about what they grow or raise. You can follow Milly on all social media platforms with the handle: @millyfyfe or visit millyfyfe.com

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