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What are Added Sugars, Anyhow? Helping consumers make sense of new labels and dietary guidelines

December 6, 2019

If the term “added sugars” seemed to come out of nowhere and explode into the nutrition dialogue, it’s because it kind of did. And, if you’re not quite sure what “added sugars” means, you’re not alone. While the term has been used in policy speak for decades to ...

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Molasses, Sugar and the Sweet Truth

October 17, 2019

The KaTom Blog, a blog for food lovers and chefs, asked the Sugar Association about how molasses is made and where it comes from. Molasses is found naturally in sugar beet and sugar cane plants and is a co-product of sugar production.

FFAR Donor Profile: The Sugar Association

September 30, 2019

The Sugar Association has always worked on behalf of our farmers, processors and refiners. As the scientific voice of the U.S. sugar industry since 1943, we represent 11,000 sugar beet and sugar cane growers, as well as tens of thousands of others who take the sugar from the farms and ...

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Consumers focusing on wellness, balance

August 7, 2019

August 7, 2019 Food Business News reported on a panel discussion moderated by Sugar Association President and CEO Courtney Gaine, PhD, at the 36th annual International Sweetener Symposium held August 6, 2019, in Asheville, NC. The panel addressed recent consumer research around wellness, balance and perceptions about sugar. Reporter Ron Sterk highlights the research presented […]

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Experts give sugar producers a marketing update

August 7, 2019

August 7, 2019 Agri-Pulse reporter Ed Maixner interviewed Sugar Association President and CEO Courtney Gaine, PHD, at the 36th annual International Sweetener Symposium held August 6, 2019, in Asheville, NC. Gaine moderated a panel discussion about consumer’s perceptions of sugar and the need to reformulate how consumers view sugar in their diets, based on realities […]

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Real Sugar is Grown by Real People: This is a basic truth many consumers don’t know

July 6, 2019

June/July 2019 What is sugar, and where does it come from? Those sound like some simple questions to us, but not so for many consumers. Understanding Consumer Perceptions While sugar is still the most popularly used sweetener (77 percent reported using table sugar in the past 30 days, with honey No. 2 at 61 percent), […]

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