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New Evidence Submitted to FDA Supports Swift Action on Artificial Sweetener Labeling Reform

March 8, 2022

“The Sugar Association’s filing, Supplement to Petition for Prohibition of Misleading Labeling of Sweeteners; and Supplemental Request for Promulgation of Regulations, provides new data in support of the Association’s original Citizen Petition in June 2020, and demonstrates the problems with artificial sweetener labeling are getting more prolific in the absence of FDA action.” Read the […]

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Celebrating real sugar during National Ag Week

March 1, 2022

“Each year in March, the nation comes together to increase public awareness of agriculture’s role in society and to celebrate the dedication of America’s farmers and farm families. The National Ag Day program was initiated by the Agriculture Council of America (ACA) in 1973. This year, we will observe this occasion on March 22. Naturally, […]

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Sugar Association introduces influencers to sugarcane country

February 24, 2022

“The two-day event, hosted by the Sugar Association, the American Sugar Cane League and the American Sugar Refining company, provided influencers a firsthand view of the sugarcane harvest in action. Attendees also toured the Lula-Westfield sugar factory and Domino Sugar’s Chalmette refinery, the largest sugar refinery in the western hemisphere.” Read the full article at: […]

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Let’s Take Tour: Social media influencers help spread the good work about real sugar

February 3, 2022

“In an effort to shine a light on where sugar comes from and showcase the people who make up the sugar industry, the Sugar Association held two “Farm to Table Tours” during the 2021 sugarbeet and sugarcane harvests.” Read the full article at: http://read.uberflip.com/i/1443906-february-2022/27?

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Advocates fire two petitions targeting added sugars in school meals and restaurants

February 2, 2022

CSPI along with other advocates have filed a petition asking USDA to restrict added sugars in school meals and ban use of low-calorie sweeteners. The Sugar Association supports mandate on sweeteners, but says the proposed restriction on added sugars can have unintended consequences. “When it comes to competitive foods, policymakers need to consider the unintended […]

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Separating Fact from Fiction: Busting myths and gaining understanding about added sugars

January 6, 2022

Dr. Courtney Gaine, President and CEO of the Sugar Association shared, “As long as dietary data have been collected (over 100 years!), added sugars intake has never been below 10% of total calories. “Over the last 20 years, added sugars consumption has dropped nearly 30%, from 18.1 to 12.9% of total calories. Calorically sweetened beverages […]

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