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Food Business News looks at rising obesity rates and declining sweetener use

June 22, 2016

A new study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) showing rising obesity rates over the last decade and recent data from the Economic Research Service (E.R.S.) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture showing declining sweetener consumption during the same period has provided fodder for the Sugar Association to question whether sugar should be the primary target in the fight against obesity.

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Dr. Gaine Discusses Concerns with Added Sugars Labeling

May 31, 2016

The Sugar Association President and CEO, Dr. Courtney Gaine, recently discussed concerns regarding added sugars labeling with the Red River Farm Network.

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Dr. Gaine in Sugar Producer Magazine: Dietary Guidelines Too Important Not to Get Right

April 14, 2016

Read the rest of Dr. Courtney Gaine’s piece on Page 12 of the April issue of Sugar Producer.

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Dr. Courtney Gaine Named Sugar Association Interim President and CEO

January 13, 2016

The Sugar Association Board of Directors announces that Courtney Gaine, PhD, RD, has been named interim president and CEO for the organization.

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Dr. Courtney Gaine in The Daily Caller: Targeting Sugar Is An Oversimplified Approach to Complex Problem of Obesity

April 10, 2015

The dilemma of the low-hanging fruit has plagued mankind since the beginning of time.

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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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