Acknowledgements. List of Tables. List of Figures. Preface. I. ROLE AND IMPORTANCE OF SUGAR AND OTHER SWEETENERS IN DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL MARKETS. 1. Sugar and other sweeteners: their role and importance in food marketing. 2. The United States sweetener market in the context of the world sugar economy. II. MARKETING SUGAR AND OTHER SWEETENERS. 3. Domestic beet sugar production. 4. Domestic cane sugar production. 5. Cane sugar refining. 6. Marketing refined sugar . 7. Marketing molasses and other by-products. 8. Production and marketing of high fructose corn syrup. 9. Production and marketing of noncaloric sweeteners. 10. The consumer of sugar and sugar substitutes. 11. Trading in sugar futures and options. 12. Structure and performance of the sweetener marketing system. 13. The sweetener marketing system. III. FEDERAL SUGAR PROGRAMS AND THE MARKETING SYSTEM. 14. The nature of government protection and control. 15. The impact of federal sugar program upon the major participants in the marketing system. IV. SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS. 16. Summary and conclusions regarding the sweetener marketing system. References. Appendix. Index.