FARGO, N.D. (AP)—Officials with American Crystal Sugar Co. say they should not have to testify in a lawsuit involving the sugar and corn syrup industries.
American Crystal is not part of the suit, but KFGO radio reports that the Moorhead, Minnesota-based company is being asked to provide information on genetically-modified sugarbeets.
The complaint filed in California accuses corn syrup marketers of misleading consumers by claiming that sugar and high-fructose corn syrup are nutritionally the same.
Lawyers for American Crystal say the information wanted by corn syrup marketers is “confidential, irrelevant or obtainable from other sources.”
A judge has not ruled on the motion.