posted on May 10, 2013 at 2:05 PM
The bill sponsors say it is a truce between environmental groups and sugar farmers in a decades-old dispute.
posted on March 22, 2013 at 4:07 PM
Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack continued his promotion of healthy eating for children at an event in Maine this week.
Vilsack says obesity and nutrition issues can affect children in many ways.
posted on March 15, 2013 at 4:55 PM
On the eve of its implementation, a New York Supreme Court Judge overturned New York City’s ban on sales of sugary drinks over 16 ounces.
The regulation was unveiled nearly a year ago by Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and approved by the New...
posted on September 21, 2012 at 4:09 PM
New research powerfully strengthens the case that soda and other sugary drinks are culprits in the obesity epidemic.
posted on September 7, 2012 at 11:49 AM
Prices of basic foods remained flat in August, offering assurances that a repeat of the global food price crisis that sparked rioting several years ago is unlikely, U.N. food agency officials said Thursday.
posted on June 22, 2012 at 4:57 PM
The mayor of Cambridge, Mass., has proposed limiting the size of soda and sugar-sweetened beverages sold in city restaurants.
posted on June 15, 2012 at 4:43 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators debating a five-year farm bill have voted to uphold current policy that protects the nation's sugar growers with price supports and import restrictions.
The vote was 50-46 to block an amendment to end the...
posted on May 25, 2012 at 1:48 PM
NEW YORK (AP) - What defines sugar? It's getting to be a stickier question.
The Sugar Association is accusing the makers of high fructose corn syrup of trying to candy-coat their image by calling their product a "sugar." The Corn Refiners...
posted on January 27, 2012 at 12:04 PM
As the Republican primary calendar shifts south to Florida, a smattering of regional politics have seeped into the political discussion. This week in Tampa, Florida, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich provided insight into the sugar...
posted on August 12, 2011 at 5:11 PM
The cost of the milk, butter fat and sugar that are key to Jim Capannari's ice cream have spiked this year, but he hasn't passed much of the cost along to customers.
posted on February 11, 2011 at 2:02 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- A series of disasters in Australia's sugarcane region and foul weather in Brazil, India and China have driven up world sugar prices, and many U.S farmers are making enough to pay off loans and buy new equipment.
posted on December 3, 2010 at 5:12 PM
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- A federal judge in California has ordered the removal from the ground of plants grown to produce seeds for genetically modified sugar beets, citing the potential for environmental harm.
posted on November 12, 2010 at 5:11 PM
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Federal agriculture officials have released a plan to let farmers plant genetically modified sugar beets while a lawsuit over them is resolved, but farmers fear a partial lifting of a court-ordered ban won't come in time...
posted on June 10, 2010 at 2:06 PM
While the potential for as much as one-third of this year's corn crop dedicated to ethanol production is friendly to prices, other agricultural sectors also depend on ample supplies of corn.
posted on June 4, 2010 at 2:06 PM
CHAMPAIGN, IL (AP)— Fans of natural foods have tried for years to push the ubiquitous sweetener high fructose corn syrup off Americans' dinner tables and out of their restaurants and grocery stores.