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Sugar Industry

Road Trip, Part 3! Wild and sweet on U.S. 27

Visit Florida | Posted 08.22.2014 | Travel
Visit Florida

U.S. Route 27, a 1,373-mile highway that runs from Fort Wayne, Ind., to the tip of the Florida peninsula, travels in Florida from north of Tallahass...

Florida Republicans Are Taking Secret Trips On Big Sugar And No One Will Talk About It

The Huffington Post | David McCabe | Posted 07.28.2014 | Politics

Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) once called the political contributions that flow from the powerful sugar industry to politicians "disgusting." But a T...

Report: U.S. Considering Massive Sugar Bailout

Posted 03.13.2013 | Business

U.S. sugar producers are poised to get a sweet deal. The USDA is considering buying 400,000 tons of sugar in an aim to limit supply and boost pric...

Dave Jamieson

Locked-Out Sugar Workers: 'They're Starving Us Out'

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.30.2012 | Business

Along with her fellow union members, American Crystal Sugar worker Susan Sylvester will cast a ballot this weekend in a blind vote that offers nothing...

U.S. To Investigate 'Slave-Like Conditions' In Sugar Industry

AP | EZEQUIEL ABIU LOPEZ | Posted 04.24.2012 | World

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic -- The U.S. government is looking into allegations that Dominican sugar growers use child labor and keep workers in ...

Corn Sugar Lawsuit Moves Forward

AP | By ANDREW DALTON | Posted 12.23.2011 | Food

LOS ANGELES -- A federal judge has ruled that a lawsuit seeking to stop the corn industry's use of the term "corn sugar" for high fructose corn syrup ...

Corn Syrup vs. Sugar: What's The Difference?

AP | THOMAS WATKINS | Posted 11.13.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — The setting sun splashes warm hues across a ripening cornfield as a man and his daughter wander through rows of towering plants. ...

NYC Health Department Gives Beverage Industry a Kick in Their Sugary Tush

Janice Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Janice Taylor

According to the American Heart Association, Americans now consume on average 22 teaspoons of sugar per day, or 355 calories.