About Us

In the News

For media inquiries, contact media@sugar.org.

Institute of Medicine Panel Ignores the Science in Most Recent Front-of-Package Report

October 24, 2011

The Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) most recent report on Front of Package Labeling reflects a surprising reversal of its 2010 Phase I science-based recommendation on sugars, in which the panel concluded that total or added sugars were not one of the “most pressing diet-related health concerns.”

Sugarbeet and Cane Farmers Celebrate Food Day, Stress Importance of Real Foods, Balanced Diets, and Healthy Lifestyles

October 24, 2011

The Sugar Association applauds the “Food Day” efforts to address the major dietary and food related issues facing this country and its future generations.

NPD Group Eating Trends Report Says Taste Is King

August 2, 2011

A report of national eating trends presented at this week’s International Sweetener Symposium shed some light on the habits of consumers and the main drivers behind what we choose to eat during a meal.

Institute of Medicine: No Scientific Justification for Sugar Intake Limits

October 14, 2010

Government officials finalizing guidelines for Americans’ diets and exploring possible front-of-package food labels received a clear signal yesterday from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) – there is no scientific justification for targeting sugar.

Sugar Only Comes from Sugar Beets and Sugar Cane

September 14, 2010

Consumers know, and the FDA’s definition accurately reflects, that sugar only comes from sugar cane and sugar beets.

Consumers Are Confused: Decoding Artificial Sweeteners

September 1, 2010

August marks the five-year anniversary of the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) receipt of a petition to help clear up some of the confusion, but for five years now, the Agency has been silent on the petition. And parents are still squinting and confused.

About Us
In the News

Sugar Basics

Find out what it is; where it comes from; and more about this simple, functional ingredient.

Learn More
In the News

A Balanced Life Is a Sweet Life

We crave variety, and everything has a place in moderation.

Learn More

Stay in Touch

Sign Up