sugar cane, a polynesian story
/ Grégory Boissy
Cane sugar is an old story in Polynesia.
The first navigators who approached the islands of the South Pacific from the eleventh century had already on board sugarcane plants. Research suggests that they were then mixed with local species. The tradition was abandoned in the sixties. Sugar cane is recently again exploited in Polynesia for the production of 100% local rum.