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Dr. Courtney Gaine Named Sugar Association Interim President and CEO

January 13, 2016

The Sugar Association Board of Directors announces that Courtney Gaine, PhD, RD, has been named interim president and CEO for the organization

2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans Recommendation for Added Sugars Intake: Agenda Based, Not Science Based

January 7, 2016

January 7, 2016 January 7, 2016, Washington, DC — The Sugar Association issued the following statement in response to the release of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans: “Everyone recognizes it is important for Americans to eat healthy diets within caloric needs but strong scientific evidence should support all dietary recommendations. Therefore, the Sugar Association […]

The Sugar Association Response to University of Texas MD Animal Study Linking Sugar to Cancer

January 5, 2016

An animal study that links consuming sugar to cancer is being sensationalized. Studies like this have made news periodically for decades, yet when the full body of science on the subject is evaluated, no credible link between ingested sugars and cancer has been established.

Sugar and Corn Refining Parties Settle Lawsuit

November 20, 2015

The Parties continue their commitments to practices that encourage safe and healthful use of their products, including moderation in the consumption of table sugar, high fructose corn syrup and other sweeteners.

The Sugar Association Raises Concerns About Lack of Scientific Justification for ‘Added Sugars’ Labeling in Comments to FDA

October 14, 2015

The Sugar Association is raising serious concerns about the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) proposal to require an “added sugars” declaration and daily reference value (DRV) on the Nutrition Facts Label (NFL)

Statement on the Food and Drug Administration’s Proposed Daily Value on ‘Added Sugars’

July 24, 2015

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has an important role in our nation’s food supply to ensure that consumers are not misled by positive or negative claims about the food and beverages they purchase and consume.

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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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