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The feds mull how to handle added sugars

November 7, 2023

“The FDA on Monday held a five-hour virtual public meeting that basically posed the questions: How should the federal government best help American consumers cut back on added sugars? The consensus was pretty clear: American are consuming too much added sugars… On the flip side, I didn’t hear any discussion of the fact that added […]

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DGAC urged to be guided by realism

October 5, 2023

Brief comments from dozens of organizations were submitted as video presentations or delivered live virtually for the third public meeting of the DGAC held Sept. 12-13. [...]

Groups say realism needed for Dietary Guidelines

October 4, 2023

Pragmatism, rigorous science and affordability are among considerations that should be front and center for the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC), according to a range of industry and other groups.[...] 

Domino Sugar plant, doubles down on local production

September 25, 2023

Baltimore’s waterfront was once the city’s economic engine, producing canned oysters, spices, umbrellas, garments, hats, ships and steel. One by one all of them shut down or moved except for Domino. The Baltimore plant survived years of demonization when sugar was variously called toxic and a poison, and blamed for obesity, diabetes and heart disease. […]

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Industry, advocates clash over advice on added sugars, beverage intake

September 19, 2023

The Sugar Association, for instance, warned the committee that a blanket focus on reducing added sugar is unlikely to help address the issue of obesity in the US. While added sugar intake in the US has been declining, obesity rates have continued to climb, the group noted. “Evidence shows that a singular focus on added sugars in the US has not decreased obesity,” Campbell Genn, the Sugar Association’s director of nutrition policy, told the committee[...]

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The Sugar Association shares the real facts about sugar with educators

August 29, 2023

The Sugar Association is sharing sweet facts about sugarbeets and sugarcane with teachers and their students through the STEM program. In April 2022 the Sugar Association was accredited by STEM.org, a private education [...]

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