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American Sugar Alliance: ‘The country is swimming in sugar’

American Sugar Alliance: ‘The country is swimming in sugar’

By Elaine WATSON

Sugar prices in the US have fallen more than 40% since last summer and are now at “dangerously low levels for producers who are facing ever-increasing input costs”, according to Jack Roney, an economist with the American Sugar Alliance (ASA).

USDA sued over GM sugar

USDA sued over GM sugar

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

A coalition of environmental and farming groups has filed a lawsuit against the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) accusing it of sidestepping a ban on the planting of genetically modified (GM) sugar beets.

Food companies pledge to avoid GM beet sugar

Food companies pledge to avoid GM beet sugar

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Over 70 companies have vowed not to use or sell genetically modified beet sugar by signing a registry set up by food safety, environmental and corporate watchdog organizations on Saturday.

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