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Setting the record straight on sweeteners

October 31, 2014

Obesity and related diseases are serious. Nobody, particularly our members who grow and process sugar across the country, discounts that.

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Andy Briscoe in the Orlando Sentinel: Policing sucrose is not panacea

July 18, 2014

Unfortunately, for Florida and all sugar farmers, industrial users of sugar and, most important, consumers, this all-natural product is being scapegoated for the rise in obesity and other diseases.

Sugar’s getting a bad rap

April 18, 2014

All-natural sugar is currently being scapegoated for all kinds of health problems, despite the fact that Americans consume less of it now than we did during the days when Mean Joe Greene anchored the Steel Curtain.

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Don’t believe everything you hear about ‘sugar’

February 12, 2014

Andy Briscoe, head of the Sugar Association, says the media often confuse natural sugar for high-fructose corn syrup.

“% Less Sugar” Claim Continues to Confuse Consumers; FDA Action Needed

November 18, 2013

Divided by a decade yet the results are the same: American consumers remain confused by “% less Sugar” claims on product packages.

New York Times: Understanding Obesity

May 29, 2013

May 29, 2013 In a recent New York Times Well Blog post, Jane Brody added an insightful chapter to the ever-growing dialogue about what caused America’s obesity epidemic and what we can do to fix it. Ms. Brody—a veteran health and wellness reporter—urged readers to take a look at obesity from a historic perspective and understand that multiple […]

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