Sugarcane crushing reaches historic record, with 638 million tons in the 23/24 harvest.
A Little Bit of History
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Sugarcane is a plant that provides sugar and alcohol, and its cultivation is originated from the Southeastern Asia. It was introduced in Brazil five centuries ago, when the country was a colony of Portugal. By that time, sugarcane and gold had almost the same value, and the Portuguese were the very few people who had the resources needed to explore overseas, searching for new lands to conquer (and make money).