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Ignore the fad diets – sugar in fruit doesn’t make it unhealthy

In recent months, my dietitian colleagues and I have been encountering more and more people making claims like “fruit is bad for you” or “fruit is toxic.” “What is going …


Sugary cereals are back. We tried 7 – from Peeps to Chicken & Waffles.

To counter declining sales, cereal companies are reversing course: They’re doubling down on the junky, sugary rainbow colors and flavors that kids know and love. Turns out, all that fiber …


Ask Dr. Universe: What food is sweet and good to eat?

It’s also good to remember that it’s not just sweet foods that have sugars. They’re in a lot of the foods we eat, like sliced bread, salad dressing, and ketchup, …


The world is dealing with a massive sugar glut

Sugar stockpiles are poised for a record as slowing demand growth and surging production creates the worst-performing commodity of 2018.


With pineapple and sugar production gone, Hawaii weighs its agricultural future

KAHULUI, Maui – Tens of thousands of abandoned acres of farmland lie fallow on this island, cemeteries of Hawaii’s defunct plantation era, which met its end last year when the …


UPDATED: Wed., July 26, 2017, 5:37 p.m.

Coke Zero gets makeover as Coke Zero Sugar

Coke Zero is getting revamped as Coke Zero Sugar. The new name is intended to make clearer that the drink has no sugar, and a new recipe is intended to …


U.S., Mexico sign agreement ending trade dispute over sugar

The United States and Mexico signed an agreement Friday to resolve a trade dispute over sugar.


UPDATED: Mon., June 5, 2017, 5:59 p.m.

Seattle City Council OKs tax on soda, sugary drinks

The Seattle City Council has approved taxing soda and other sugary beverages to pay for nutrition and education programs.


Everything is Copy: A sugar addict faces her demon

Junior Mints, with their whiff of medicinal virtue, may be the perfect candy. Unless we consider Peanut M&Ms, offering protein and the smugness of legume consumption. Or perhaps Kit-Kats and …


UPDATED: Mon., April 10, 2017, 5:30 p.m.

Easter candy hunt gets cheaper as funds exit sugar bets

As Americans prepare to fill their Easter baskets with sweet treats, hedge funds aren’t feeling the sugar rush. As expectations for a global supply surplus mount, money managers have reduced …


Decline in sugary drink consumption stalls, CDC finds

For years, the U.S. Dietary Guidelines urged Americans to drink less sugary beverages. And for years, many Americans listened. But after a decade of falling consumption, rates have stalled at …


Dr Pepper buys Bai for $1.7B, ups low-calorie game

Dr Pepper Snapple Group will pay $1.7 billion for Bai Brands, a fruity drink maker that counts pop star Justin Timberlake as an investor.


Coca-Cola, PepsiCo hit with wave of taxes as cities punish soda

Coca-Cola and PepsiCo face a wave of new soda taxes after four U.S. cities voted to pass the measures, part of an escalating war on sugary drinks.


Coca-Cola working to turn war on sugar into a profitable venture

The push to reduce the amount of sugar in soft drinks – long seen as a threat to the beverage industry – has been more profitable for Coca-Cola Co. than …


Pepsi wants to make its sodas better for you – eventually

PepsiCo chief executive Indra Nooyi said Monday that at least two-thirds of the company’s beverages will contain 100 calories or less per 12-ounce serving by 2025. Nooyi said the beverage …


Dr. Riggs: Choose carbs carefully for better health

Carbs are important sources of energy, and you need the glucose from the digestion of carbs for your brain to function; however, when you eat a lot of carbs your …


Sugar lawsuit is settled, but study says most consumers still trying to cut back

Anyone who’s tried to give up processed sugar knows how ubiquitous it is in our food. Want to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich? Sugar’s in all three components …


Doug Clark: Sugar bad for health, good for defense readiness

If you watched “60 Minutes” Sunday night, then you know that sugar has joined the ranks of red meat, coffee, cigarettes and other foods that should be shunned like adulterers …


Clark: The Column backs sugar, phosphates

Thank you. Please park your posteriors. Once again, it is my great honor to be able to deliver the annual State of The Column address.