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CORN SUGAR

(Posted Mon. Dec 3rd, 2012)

Keywords: Corn Sugar

Dec. 3: A study released last week by researchers from the University of Southern California and Oxford University claiming to find a unique link between high fructose corn syrup and Type 2 diabetes is flawed both in its design and conclusions, according to the Corn Refiners Association.  Authored by Dr. Michael I. Goran, the report has met with severe criticism for failing to account for the widespread agreement among …

(Posted Mon. Nov 26th, 2012)

Keywords: Corn Sugar

Nov. 26: Last week, the Corn Refiners Association released the 2012 Corn Annual. The publication, titled Made in America: Corn Refined Products Help U.S. Industries Thrive, explains how many U.S. industries are able to thrive, in part, because of the versatility, functionality and affordability of the refined corn ingredients.  “The 2012 Corn Annual serves as an excellent supplement to the data offered in NCGA’s 2012 World of Corn,” …

(Posted Thu. May 31st, 2012)

Keywords: Corn Sugar

May 31: The National Corn Growers Association supports the Corn Refiners Association as it questions the issues ignored by the Food and Drug Administration in their decision to deny the CRA petition seeking the ability to use the term “corn sugar” to describe high fructose corn syrup (HFCS).  “We support CRA’s efforts to help consumers make informed decisions,” said NCGA President Garry Niemeyer. “Clearly, HFCS has been targeted by …

(Posted Fri. May 18th, 2012)

Keywords: Corn Sugar Ethanol

By Rick Tolman, NCGA Chief Executive Officer:     May 18:  Two pieces of research that were dropped this week and then picked up in the mainstream  media clearly demonstrate that there’s something off in the way research is (1) conducted, (2) summarized, and (3) reported to the public. None of this surprises us; as an organization that often must deal with controversy, we’ve seen it all before and there …

(Posted Thu. Apr 5th, 2012)

Keywords: Corn Sugar

Apr. 5:  In recent letters to food marketers, the National Corn Growers Association called on them to stop marketing products as not containing high fructose corn syrup, implying there is something especially unhealthy or unnatural about corn sugar.  “Such innuendos are not scientifically supportable and they are offensive to the hundreds of thousands of U.S. consumers that grow corn as well as the many others in rural communities,” NCGA …

(Posted Mon. Mar 26th, 2012)

Keywords: Corn Sugar

Mar. 26: Last week, a group of corn refiners asked a federal judge in Los Angeles to dismiss claims brought by the processed sugar industry based on statements made by the Corn Refiners Association, the companies’ trade association. An earlier version of these same claims was already dismissed by the court in October 2011.  “Through their work, the corn refiners aim to provide public information on one simple fact …

(Posted Wed. Feb 8th, 2012)

Keywords: Corn Sugar

Feb. 8:  As the refined sugar industry continues efforts to revive litigation claims already dismissed by a federal judge, it argued this week against a second dismissal as it defended the rewritten lawsuit filed in November.  The suit, which the federal judge allowed the group to file following dismissal of the initial claims, targets members of the Corn Refiners Association again and seeks to create confusion by suggesting that …

(Posted Mon. Jan 30th, 2012)

Keywords: Corn Sugar

Jan. 30:  Problems with recent reports attacking high fructose corn syrup demonstrate the need for clarity and caution on the part of research scientists, the National Corn Growers Association said Monday.  Even though researchers may acknowledge specific limitations, the mainstream media does not always act so prudently as they report the news.  “Even peer-reviewed research has limitations and caveats that need to be clearly stated by the authors and …

(Posted Wed. Aug 3rd, 2011)

Keywords: Corn Sugar Farm Policy

Aug. 3: National Corn Growers Association CEO Rick Tolman today highlighted the ways in which the farm bill impacts U.S. corn growers as he addressed the 28th Annual International Sweetener Symposium in Stowe, Vt.  The program focused on overall farm policy while allowing attendees to explore related topics such as the U.S. and world supply and demand outlook and the effect of trade agreements on world sugar policies and …