“Sugar in the Raw”

The sugar in those little brown packets of “Sugar in the Raw” at Starbucks are processed here at Hawaii’s largest operating sugar mill in Maui. It is surrounded by thousands of acres of sugar cane. Next door is the Alexander and Baldwin Sugar Musuem, which explains how the sugar is processed and doesn’t attempt to gloss over the indentured servant status of Japanese migrants who used to harvest the cane, all part of the history of colonialism in Hawaii.

Sugar Mill - Maui

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