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10,000+ Consumers Join the Fight for Complete & Accurate Labeling of Artificial Sweeteners in Packaged Foods; FDA Must Act Now to Help Families Make Informed Decisions Regarding Sugar Substitutes

September 22, 2021

September 22, 2020 Washington, D.C. –  More than 10,000 consumers across the United States have joined the fight for sweeping reform of the government’s labeling regulations covering the use of alternative sweeteners in packaged food by signing an online petition urging the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to require food companies to place clear, […]

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New Research Shows Large Majority of Consumers Understand Real Sugar Comes from Plants & That it Can Be Part of a Healthy Diet; Data reveals significant shift in perceptions of sugar and artificial sweeteners

July 28, 2021

July 28, 2021 Washington, D.C. – A significant majority of consumers understand real sugar originates from plants and is naturally-occurring, according to new research conducted by Quadrant Strategies for the Sugar Association.  Overall, the research shows consumer attitudes about real sugar are increasingly positive, while the favorability of artificial sweeteners has declined. “The shift in consumer […]

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Statement by Courtney Gaine, PhD, RD, president and CEO of the Sugar Association Regarding the Issuance of the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans

December 29, 2020

December 29, 2020 “On behalf of the Sugar Association and its members, I would like to thank the U.S. Departments of Agriculture (USDA) and Health and Human Services (HHS) for their significant work in developing and finalizing the 2020-25 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGAs), and doing so on time, particularly in light of this challenging […]

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Survey shows more consumers know sugar comes from plants

August 13, 2021

A new survey shows a majority of customers understand that real sugar comes from plants and is natural, according to the Sugar Association, the scientific arm of the U.S. sugar industry. About 80% of respondents agreed that “real sugar” is naturally occurring. The majority of respondents also agreed that sugar plays a role in a […]

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More Consumers Approve of Sugar Than of Artificial Sweeteners

July 29, 2021

New consumer research conducted by Quadrant Strategies for the Sugar Association reveals how consumers feel about real sugar versus artificial sweeteners. Overall, according to a press release, consumer attitudes about real sugar are increasingly positive, while the favorability of artificial sweeteners has declined. “The shift in consumer attitudes about sugar over the last three years […]

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Majority of consumers understand sugar comes from plants and can be part of a healthy diet

July 28, 2021

A significant majority of consumers understand real sugar originates from plants and is naturally-occurring, according to the research conducted by Quadrant Strategies for the Sugar Association, the scientific voice of the U.S. sugar industry. New research shows consumer attitudes about real sugar are increasingly positive, while the favorability of artificial sweeteners has declined. “The shift in consumer […]

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