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US food groups warn of sugar shortage

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posted on Aug, 16 2009 @ 10:30 AM
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The food producers, which also include Kraft and General Mills, gave the warning in a letter to the Obama administration. They claim that unless import quotas are increased there could be a severe shortage of sugar used in chocolate bars, breakfast cereal, cookies, chewing gum and thousands of other products.


www.telegraph.co.uk...




Large U.S. food companies have been pushing the Obama administration to ease sugar import curbs, citing forecasts for unprecedented sugar shortages that could result in higher retail prices and possible job losses.

In a letter to U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack dated August 5, companies and groups that include Kraft Foods Inc, General Mills Inc and Hershey Co warn that "our nation will virtually run out of sugar," if a USDA forecast is accurate.


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More job losses coming in the sugar industry it seems. This is totally not good. More and more job losses means more and more homelessness. Is this also a sign of upcoming famine?

Also, stuff like high fructose corn syrup will be used more frequently. That stuff is really bad for you.



[edit on 8/16/2009 by Jessicamsa]

I cannot get the yahoo news link to copy/paste right for some reason?

[edit on 8/16/2009 by Jessicamsa]




posted on Aug, 16 2009 @ 10:37 AM
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prepair for the future and ensure that you have enough to get you to and through the next growing season. Sugar is very valuable for our daily lives. It is in alot of things you eat, as is salt.



posted on Aug, 16 2009 @ 11:09 AM
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I ended up posting this twice. Can this one be locked? Sorry about that.



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