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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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