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It’s Official: FDA Recognizes Nothing is Added to Real Sugar

June 18, 2019

June 18, 2019 WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s issuance of its final guidance regarding the labeling of added sugars for single-ingredient sweeteners, Dr. Courtney Gaine, President and CEO of the Sugar Association, issued the following statement: “It is a relief for the sugar industry to finally have a […]

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Sugar Association Celebrates More Than 75 Years of Telling Real Sugar’s Farm-to-Table Story

June 12, 2019

June 12, 2019 WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Sugar Association is marking more than 75 years as the scientific voice of the United States sugar industry. Founded by beet and cane sugar growers and refiners during World War II in 1943, the group was dedicated to the scientific study of sugar’s role in food and the […]

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Sugar Association Proud to be a Sponsor of Ag Day 2019

March 11, 2019

March 11, 2019 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representing sugar beet and cane growers, processors and refiners throughout the United States, the Sugar Association is proud to support The Agriculture Council of America (ACA) as it hosts National Agriculture Day on March 14, 2019. This will mark the 46th anniversary of National Ag Day which is celebrated […]

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

February 6, 2020

February 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

January 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. Read the full article at: https://www.mydigitalpublication.com/publication/?i=647548#%22{\%22issue_id\%22:647548%22

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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

January 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 decided it was time […]

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