Candy & Snack Today: Bloomberg Report Sheds Light On Political Influence Of Top Sugar Producers

A story breaking this week from Bloomberg Politics details the political influence of the most powerful family in the sugar industry, the Fanjuls. The report focuses on the family’s massive wealth, formed on the backs of hardworking taxpayers, and how they have used that wealth to curry favor to insulate the U.S. sugar program from much needed reform.…

The Daily Signal: Sugar Subsidies Are a Lose-Lose for American Workers and Consumers (Op-Ed by Erin Bardin, Member, Young Leaders Program & Bryan Riley, Jay Van Andel Senior Analyst in Trade Policy, The Heritage Foundation)

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross commented: “We have gotten the Mexican side to agree to nearly every request made by U.S. industry to address flaws in the current system and ensure fair treatment of American sugar growers and refiners.” But according to the Sweetener Users Association: “Even tighter controls on the total volume of sugar in…

Fronteras: New Sugar Trade Deal With Mexico Bitter For Beverage Bottlers, Not For Alternative Sweetener Makers

Businesses in the American and Mexican food and beverage industry are finding it difficult to swallow the new agreement for trading sugar between the two countries. The deal seems to be palatable for one sector: producers of alternative sweeteners, including at least one company in Arizona. … For packaged food makers and soda companies, overall…