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Official Statement of The Sugar Association: “Sugar Produced with Biotechnology” Adopted by the Board of Directors on May 2, 2017

May 2, 2017

Sugar (sucrose) is a molecule that occurs naturally in all sugar beets and sugar cane. This sucrose molecule is identical, whether it comes from a sugar beet or a stalk of sugar cane and whether or not biotechnology was involved.

New Publications Focus on Role of Sweet Taste in Infant and Toddler Feeding

April 3, 2017

Sugar Association supports important scientific dialogue on the role of sugar and sweet taste in facilitating nutrient-dense nourishment for infants and toddlers.

Statement: Sugar Association Reminds FDA There Are No “Added Sugars” in Sugar

March 6, 2017

The Sugar Association submitted comments today to FDA on its draft guidance for compliance with newly adopted revisions to the Nutrition Facts Label that will appear on packaged foods and beverages.

Changes in Sugar Association Mission, Leadership Signal Industry Evolution

March 2, 2017

Moves mark commitment to transparent engagement with partners, consumers.

The Sugar Association Statement on Kearns JAMA Study

September 12, 2016

We question Kearns’ continued attempts to reframe historical occurrences to conveniently align with the currently trending anti-sugar narrative.

The Sugar Association Response to AHA ‘Scientific Statement’ on Added Sugars Recommendation for Kids

August 24, 2016

The release of the AHA’s Scientific Statement on added sugars and kids is baffling. In a year where both the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (ages 2 years and up) and the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) final labeling rule (ages 4 years and up) issued a 10% target for added sugars in an effort to provide Americans a tool to help build a healthy diet, the AHA is releasing their own vastly different recommendations. 

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Sugar Basics

Find out what it is; where it comes from; and more about this simple, functional ingredient.

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Sugar 101

A Crash Course on the Many Types of Sugar

All sugar is made by first extracting sugar juice from sugar beet or sugar cane plants., and from there, many types of sugar can be produced.

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