Sugarcane Fields and Factory Smoke in Belle Glade, Florida

Tons of pure white crystal are loaded up and sent across America from this Palm Beach County region on the daily; but can you name the substance they’re producing? Here’s a clue: Coffee and donuts just aren’t the same without it. The substance in question is refined white cane sugar of course, and in Belle… Continue reading Sugarcane Fields and Factory Smoke in Belle Glade, Florida

Smoke Plume Looms Over Lake Okeechobee

Blazing infernos in the sugarcane fields are an everyday occurrence in Palm Beach County, Florida. where U.S. Sugar farmers light these fires to decrease human labor and promote efficiency in their distribution chain. The fires effectively remove an outer layer of leaves from the cane and kill any little creatures living on the plant. Combined… Continue reading Smoke Plume Looms Over Lake Okeechobee