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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 […]

Nutrition is Complicated, but Research Shows Sugar Enjoyed in Moderation is Part of a Healthy, Balanced Lifestyle

December 18, 2018

December 18, 2018 WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to claims made by Dr. David Perlmutter in the update to his 2013 book Grain Brain, Sugar Association President and CEO Courtney Gaine PhD, RD, issued the following statement: The fact is that nutrition is complicated, even though we want it to be simple – it isn’t. As […]

Sugar Association and Home Baking Association Celebrate the Family Fun of Holiday Baking

December 17, 2018

December 17, 2018 WASHINGTON, D.C. –  The Sugar Association and Home Baking Association have joined together to celebrate the holiday season by helping you turn your kitchen into a wonderland of fun! Everyday pantry ingredients like flour, sugar, and spices can become a magically delicious world that the Sugar Plum Fairy herself would love. Holidays […]

Sugar Association Concerned About Misleading Labeling Effort

November 14, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to an announcement made by the American Medical Association to create front-of-package food warning labels that would mislead consumers, the Sugar Association President and CEO Courtney Gaine PhD, RD, issued the following statement: “The new nutrition facts label will now include added sugars, giving consumers the access to the amount […]

Sugar Association Advocates for Scientific Research, Fact-Based Education, and Enjoying Sweetness in Moderation

October 31, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to claims made by consumer activist and nutritionist Dr. Marion Nestle in her latest book, the Sugar Association President and CEO Dr. Courtney Gaine issued the following statement: “Throughout our history, the foundation of the Sugar Association has been scientific research as we seek to learn as much as possible […]

FDA Commissioner says agency revisiting confusing added sugars labeling rule

September 7, 2018

The Sugar Association applauds U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Scott Gottlieb for his September 6, 2018, statement recognizing the need to revisit the yet to be implemented rule requiring labeling of added sugars for single-ingredient sweeteners such as sugar, honey and maple syrup on the new Nutrition Facts Label (NFL).

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