Honey and sugar: to make life less bitter

Honey and sugar: to make life less bitter

Honey was the most commonly used sweetener for centuries. The shift from skep-based extraction (which required the killing of bees), to the use of modern hives was a crucial step in the history of the honeymaking process.

 

Following a period of experimentation in the 1800s, the cultivation of sugar beets spread throughout the Po Valley in the early 1900s, supporting the development of a dense network of production facilities.

 
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