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April 16, 2014

Brazil escalates subsidy arms race with India

India certainly got the international community’s attention when it recently announced a slew of new sugar subsidies, including a direct export subsidy that is likely against World Trade Organization (WTO) rules.
April 15, 2014

JAMA study: Added sugar increases risk of death from C.V.D.

CHICAGO—Average caloric consumption of added sugars may be dropping in America, but it’s still at too high of a level, according to a study published by JAMA Internal Medicine. The study also found an association between added sugar intake and increased r
April 14, 2014

Sugar users, producers square off before ITC

WASHINGTON—The Sweetener Users Association and the American Sugar Alliance on March 19 squared off in testimony before the U.S. International Trade Commission in preparation for the eighth update in investigation No. 332-325, The Economic Effects of Signi
April 13, 2014

Consumers focus on taste in sweetener choices

DANA POINT, CALIF—Consumers may be confused by the number of natural and artificial sweetener choices on the market, but their primary reason for choosing a sweetener is taste, said Lynn Dornblaser, director of innovation and insight with the Mintel Group
April 12, 2014

Sugar producers want to spread good news about Big Candy

The American Sugar Alliance has been posting stories on its website about the recent good fortunes of America’s candy makers.
April 12, 2014

USDA cuts U.S. sugar carryover forecast

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Department of Agriculture in its March 10 World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates projected U.S. sugar carryover on Oct. 1, 2014, at 1,683,000 short tons, raw value, down 142,000 tons, or 8%, from its February projection and dow
April 11, 2014

USDA has no plans to remove sugar in third quarter

KANSAS CITY — The U.S. Department of Agriculture said its Commodity Credit Corp. does not plan to use the Feedstock Flexibility Program (F.F.P.) in the third quarter (April-June) of fiscal 2014 to remove sugar from the domestic market.
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