• Sugar Producer; Grower of the Month

    Why Lobbying Matters; Mexico and Biotech are among the top issues for Nebraska grower, Mario Pitts. He wants to do all he can to help ensure a profitable beet sugar industry in the future.

  • Sugar in the Diet: How Much Are We Actually Consuming?

    A look at the relationship between sugar intake and obesity prevalence and the important role sugar plays in nutrient delivery.

  • The Sugar-Fat SeeSaw- Achieving a Balanced Diet

    Sugar-Fat Seesaw: Learn about the sugar-fat seesaw effect and the research behind BMI trends and obesity prevalence.

  • Putting it in Perspective: New Research Confirms Reducing Overall Caloric Intake Should Be Our Focus

    This article shares the findings after researchers examined the diets of more than 100,000 people in the UK who are part of an ongoing health study.

  • The Sweet Taste of Success

    This article captures the passion our growers put into their work every day. Our grower, Everett Gabel, shares how Western Sugar gets sugar from ground the grocery shelves.

  • Why Sugar Is Added to Food: Food Science 101

    The Institute of Food Technologists review, “Why Sugar is Added to Food: Food Science 101” published in Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety, is an excellent overview of sugar’s essential functional roles in food formulation. This review also covers alternative sweetener options and states flaws and obstacles in the Food and Drug Administration’s proposal … Continued

  • Can we reformulate foods to eat our way out of obesity?

    This document discusses the issues surrounding the push to reformulate foods using ingredient substitution and whether this is best way to solve the problem of increasing numbers of individuals that are overweight and obese or will it simply create a new set of problems.

  • Should you be concerned about your child eating sugar?

    With all the contradicting advice parents are getting about what to or not to feed their children, this document provides up-to-date scientific information on all the questions about sugar in children’s diets.

  • Sugar Intake: Not a Major Source of Increased Calories

    This document provides the actual data that show sugars intake in not the major source of increase calories. As obesity rates rise, per capita consumption of sugars decline.

  • Sugar: Not Empty Calories

    Healthful eating is an important goal. This document explains why sugar is in foods and how numerous studies have confirmed that sugar makes many healthful foods palatable, which helps contribute to intakes of key vitamins and minerals.

  • Sugar’s Glycemic Index: Debunking the Myths

    Addresses the basis for many popular diets – the glycemic index – and debunks the myth that sugar is a high gylcemic food.

  • Sugar Intake: What Does Science Say?

    Reviews the full body of science on sugar and highlights the conclusions of major scientific reviews.