Archives 2011

December 19, 2011

Yet again, the refined sugar industry is trying to confuse Americans about the health aspects of refined sugar as compared to high fructose corn syrup (HFCS). This time, the sugar industry is basing these claims on a faulty consumer survey and an inconclusive scientific study.

November 21, 2011

In another legal maneuver, the sugar industry is attempting to revive claims against member companies of the Corn Refiners Association (CRA) that a federal judge recently dismissed.

November 11, 2011

The shopping mall survey announced today by the Sugar Association misleads consumers by perpetuating the myth that sucrose (table sugar) is healthier than high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS). “The Sugar Association has a commercial interest in keeping consumer confusion regarding HFCS alive. And that is precisely what their shopping mall survey attempts to accomplish,” said Audrae Erickson, President of the Corn Refiners Association (CRA).

October 23, 2011

“The Corn Refiners Association (CRA) is pleased that the court in the Western Sugar case has stricken the sugar industry’s state law claim under the California anti-SLAPP statute, which provides for early dismissals of meritless cases aimed at chilling freedom of expression,” says Audrae Erickson, President of the CRA. The sugar industry alleged that the CRA's educational campaign to defend the merits of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) was deceptive. “To the contrary,” Erickson said, “the educational campaign is science based and supported by a wide variety of medical and scientific experts.”

July 28, 2011

The results of a study published in the online edition of the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism do not show any clinically relevant increases in LDL and triglyceride levels as a result of added sugar consumption, according to cardiologist James M. Rippe, M.D., Founder and Director of the Rippe Lifestyle Institute, Professor of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Central Florida, and consultant to the food industry.