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Survey shows more consumers know sugar comes from plants

August 13, 2021

A new survey shows a majority of customers understand that real sugar comes from plants and is natural, according to the Sugar Association, the scientific arm of the U.S. sugar industry. About 80% of respondents agreed that “real sugar” is naturally occurring. The majority of respondents also agreed that sugar plays a role in a […]

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More Consumers Approve of Sugar Than of Artificial Sweeteners

July 29, 2021

New consumer research conducted by Quadrant Strategies for the Sugar Association reveals how consumers feel about real sugar versus artificial sweeteners. Overall, according to a press release, consumer attitudes about real sugar are increasingly positive, while the favorability of artificial sweeteners has declined. “The shift in consumer attitudes about sugar over the last three years […]

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Majority of consumers understand sugar comes from plants and can be part of a healthy diet

July 28, 2021

A significant majority of consumers understand real sugar originates from plants and is naturally-occurring, according to the research conducted by Quadrant Strategies for the Sugar Association, the scientific voice of the U.S. sugar industry. New research shows consumer attitudes about real sugar are increasingly positive, while the favorability of artificial sweeteners has declined. “The shift in consumer […]

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Fruit drink labeling is confusing to many parents, study finds

April 8, 2021

Most parents of young children cannot identify key ingredients in children's drinks after reviewing the packaging, Nutrition Facts and the ingredients list, according to research emailed to Food Dive from the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity at the University of Connecticut and the School of Global Public Health at New York University.

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Reaching Educators with Real Facts: Educating future generation about sugar

April 5, 2021

April 5, 2021 “For the 27,000 Family and Consumer Science teachers across the U.S., the topic of sugar frequently comes up in class. Formerly known as home economics, family and consumer science class is a prime opportunity to educate the next generation of consumers about real sugar and the role it plays in a nutritious, […]

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National Consumers League releases its top 10 food and nutrition policy priorities for 2021

March 23, 2021

March 23, 2021 “NCL is supporting a Citizen’s Petition to FDA to ensure transparent labeling of novel sweeteners and has joined with other consumer groups in urging FDA to stop misleading claims, such as “No Added Sugars,” “Zero Sugar,” and “Reduced Sugars,” that imply a new product is healthier than the original without disclosing that […]

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