Companies in the business of selling sugar-laced candy and soda drinks increase lobbying efforts...

Companies in the business of selling sugar-laced candy and soda drinks increase lobbying efforts to Congress with a goal of seeing decades-old government mandates on sugar imports and pricing end. Growers support the program which will be up for debate next week as part of the farming bill, while opponents argue that consumers see higher food prices due to the manipulation of the sugar market.

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  • GaltMachine
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    Big Sugar. What a scam.
    6 Jul 2012, 01:44 PM Reply Like
  • Tony Petroski
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    " the business of selling sugar-laced candy and soda drinks..."


    Wow! Orwell was right. Language does matter. Arsenic and Old Lace is being updated to Sugar and Old Mace.


    Reuters is reporting that "Michelle Obama has decided candy can no longer be laced with sugar. From now on, all U.S. candy will be required to be laced with wheat germ and kelp. The good news is that President Obama has decided that all candy makers must give away their product for free. One wag said 'how else are they going to get rid of all that kelp-laced candy?"


    "It's a brave new world, one with less freedom but with a lot of free stuff."
    -- Aldous Berra
    6 Jul 2012, 03:33 PM Reply Like
  • Hellz
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    Sugar-laced drinks and candy? I'm pretty sure they aren't laced except for a few sweets
    6 Jul 2012, 04:23 PM Reply Like
  • Poor Texan
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    Real sugar? I thought the companies used corn sweeteners.
    6 Jul 2012, 06:50 PM Reply Like
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