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Sugar program draws Cruz's ire, remains popular in Congress

posted on November 13, 2015 at 1:06 PM

Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz says he wants to do away with government support for the sugar industry — a veiled dig at rival Marco Rubio, the Florida senator who has long supported sugar growers. Full Story

Maple Syrup Producers Tap Tradition of Value-Added Revenue

posted on May 1, 2015 at 6:34 PM

Maple Syrup Producers Tap Tradition of Value-Added Revenue
Our country’s earliest sugar makers were firmly rooted in their craft well before Europeans arrived. But it was the union of native tradition and colonial technology which laid the groundwork for North America’s enduring maple syrup production... Full Story

U.S. Producers Look to Sweeten Relations with Cuba

posted on March 6, 2015 at 6:47 PM

U.S. Producers Look to Sweeten Relations with Cuba
Less than three months after President Obama announced plans to restore full diplomatic relations with Cuba, the business sector is actively sniffing out avenues of commerce between the former adversaries. Full Story

Mexico Food Labeling Rules Draw Fire on Sugar

posted on April 25, 2014 at 11:18 AM

MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexico's new food labeling rules were supposed to help fight an obesity epidemic, but activists and experts said Monday they may actually encourage the public to consume high levels of sugar. The debate over sugar has grown... Full Story

New Food Labels Would Highlight Calories And Sugar

posted on February 28, 2014 at 11:42 AM

The Food and Drug Administration says that by law, serving sizes must be based on actual consumption, not ideal consumption. Full Story

California bill seeks warnings on sugary drinks

posted on February 14, 2014 at 3:04 PM

California would become the first state to require warning labels on sodas and other sugary drinks under a proposal a state lawmaker announced Thursday. Full Story

Tax On Sweetened Drinks Floated In San Francisco

posted on February 7, 2014 at 4:02 PM

The tax would be levied on beverage distributors and retailers who obtain their products directly from manufacturers. Officials estimate it could generate as much as $31 million a year. Full Story

Celebrities Want To Tie Trade Pact To Dolphin Hunt

posted on February 7, 2014 at 11:40 AM

In a letter signed by dozens of celebrities, Obama was urged not to sign the Trans-Pacific Partnership until Japan bans its dolphin hunt. Full Story

Florida Lawmakers OK Plan For Everglades Restoration

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. Full Story

USDA Promotes Healthy Eating For Children

posted on March 22, 2013 at 4:07 PM

USDA Promotes Healthy Eating For Children
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. Full Story

New York Sugary Drink Ban Overturned

posted on March 15, 2013 at 4:55 PM

New York Sugary Drink Ban Overturned
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... Full Story

Studies more firmly tie sugary drinks to obesity

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. Full Story

UN: No evidence of new food price crisis

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. Full Story

Cambridge, Mass. mayor considers large soda ban

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. Full Story

Senate Rejects Changes In Sugar Policy

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... Full Story
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