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9 Common Misunderstandings about Sugar – and how you can address them

April 1, 2020

There are many things said about sugar and, unfortunately, it seems that very few of them are true. While this is frustrating, collectively we can insert facts into the conversation and change the dialogue, even if it takes one conversation at a time.

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‘Sugar positioned very well,’ official says

March 12, 2020

"Only 30% of U.S. consumers know sugar comes from plants, which indicates both the challenge and opportunity facing the U.S. sugar industry," Courtney Gaine, President and CEO of the Sugar Association said at the International Sugarbeet Institute. "Consumers overall are increasingly interested in so-called "clean-eating," Gaine said. "Consumers want to know what the ingredients in their food are...

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Candy for Breakfast

February 27, 2020

“Nancy Pelosi famously eats dark chocolate ice cream for breakfast. Courtney Gaine ’00 (CAHNR), ’05 Ph.D. has no quibble with that; she sometimes breaks her fast with a candy bar. “It’s always been okay to enjoy sugar in moderation,” she says.

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History Lesson: Taking a look at historical trends in sugar consumption

February 6, 2020

Although not widely talked about by the media, a significant dietary trend has been taking place. Over the past 20 years, added sugars consumption has been on a steep decline. In terms of teaspoons, added sugars intake has decreased by nearly 25 percent since 2000, dropping from 21 to 16.1 teaspoons per day.

Maria Scott: Proudly Promoting the Science of Sugar

January 6, 2020

Laura Rutherford, sugarbeet grower and writer, interviewed Maria Scott, Senior Director of Scientific Affairs at the Sugar Association, to hear more about her background and the work the Sugar Association is doing.

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Stick a Label on It: 2020 brings a new Nutrition Facts Label. What does it mean for sugar?

January 6, 2020

Whether you’re one of the 80 percent of consumers who claim they at least sometimes use it, or the 20 percent that don’t, we are all familiar with the Nutrition Facts Label found on the back of foods and beverages. After nearly 25 years, the Food and Drug Administration ...

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