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Coalition Calls For Sugar Reform

WASHINGTON—Members of the Coalition for Sugar Reform will gather on Capitol Hill Sept. 21-22, 2011, and call for a reform of the federal government’s current sugar policy that has failed to provide adequate supplies of sugar to the U.S. market.

The Coalition for Sugar Reform represents consumer, trade, and commerce groups, manufacturing associations, and food and beverage companies that use sugar including confectioners, bakers, cereal manufacturers, beverage makers and dairy companies as well as the trade associations for the various industries.

The Coalition says current U.S. sugar policy costs American consumers, small businesses and food manufacturers billions of dollars annually and is directly responsible for the loss of thousands of American jobs. A press release from the Coalition said reform of the current U.S. sugar policy is needed to put an end to tight sugar supplies, high sugar prices, plant closures, job losses, and unnecessary and wasteful government intrusion on domestic sugar production.

                                

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