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A Look at Sugarbeet, Sugarcane’s Increasingly Popular Roles In American Spirits

April 1, 2023

Europe has a long history of making vodka from beet sugar, and rum has been made with both sugar cane juice and molasses for hundreds of years. However, vodka made from sugar cane juice, and spirits made from beet sugar are relatively [...]

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How fake sugars sneak into foods and disrupt metabolic health

March 7, 2023

Many people are cutting back on their sugar intake for health reasons. But the food industry has found another way to give consumers their sweet fix. It is quietly replacing the sugar in many packaged foods with sucralose, stevia, allulose, erythritol and a wide variety of other artificial sweeteners and sugar substitutes.[...]

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Food Fight: FDA is redefining ‘healthy’ and food industry is pushing back

March 5, 2023

…Under the proposal, manufacturers can label their products “healthy” only if they contain a meaningful amount of food from at least one of the main food groups such as fruit, vegetable or dairy, as recommended by federal dietary guidelines. They must also adhere to specific limits for certain nutrients, such as [...]

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National Ag Day: A Change to Showcase the Real Sugar Story

March 1, 2023

No holiday, birthday, wedding or other special event would be complete without real sugar, nature’s oldest sweetener. National Ag Day is a great time to reflect on all the planning and effort that goes into putting a beautiful birthday cake or traditional holiday treat on the table.[...]

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‘Beet Farmin’ Mitch’ gives insides look at sugarbeet farming through YouTube

February 21, 2023

Short of an actual ride-a-long, videos and social media content from growers like Mitch are the best way to give consumers an authentic look into life on the farm, according to Dr. Courtney Gaine, Ph.D., R.D., president and CEO of the Sugar Association.[...]

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USDA Proposes New Rules to Cut Sugar, Salt in School Meals

February 3, 2023

American schoolchildren could be getting school lunches that have less sugar and salt in the future, thanks to new nutrition standards announced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture on Friday. These are the first school lunch program updates since 2012, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture[...]

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