Now is the Time to Profit from the Sugar Economy


The world is forecast to produce more sugar during the 2013-2014 growing season than ever before. With the majority of the world's population residing in emerging economies with quickly improving quality of life, it's no wonder consumption is blazing the trails of history, too.

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If you think the global trend in sugar consumption spells opportunity for investors, consider that it is occurring at a time when prices are at three year lows and the number of products utilizing the sweetener is at an all-time high. There is an obvious opportunity in foodstuffs and beverages for companies such as Coca-Cola , but there is also an amazing emerging opportunity in fuels and chemicals for companies such as Solazyme . What are the best ways to expose your portfolio to this growing trend? Fool contributor Maxx Chatsko explains in the following video.

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