Statement from J. Patrick Mohan, Interim President of the Corn Refiners Association, on the New York State Supreme Court’s Decision to Invalidate New York City’s Ban on Large Sugar-Sweetened Beverages
Mar 11, 2013 WASHINGTON, DC (March 12, 2013)- “The recent decision by New York City to ban large, sugar-sweetened drinks was a misdirected attempt to solve the serious health issue of obesity and obesity-related diseases by seeking to demonize a specific product instead of looking for productive solutions.
New Study on Fructose Ignores "Real World" Dietary Habits to Make Poorly Supported Claims about Weight Gain
Jan 1, 2013 WASHINGTON — Study’s Subjects Fed Massive Amounts of Sugars in a Way People Do not Consume in Real Life
Caution: New Study Alleging HFCS-Diabetes Link is Flawed and Misleading
Nov 25, 2012 WASHINGTON – A new study, to be released Tuesday, November 27, by researchers from USC and Oxford, uses a severely flawed statistical methodology and ignores well established medical facts to “suggest” a unique link between high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) and Type 2 diabetes. A previous study critical of HFCS from the lead author, Dr. Michael I. Goran, has met with severe criticism for both its study design and conclusions.
Sugar Industry Denies Misleading Public Despite Media Reports Exposing "Pay-for-Play" Campaign Against Corn Refiners
Oct 29, 2012 WASHINGTON – In court documents filed yesterday, attorneys for the U.S. sugar industry tried to deny that The Sugar Association is deceiving consumers into believing that processed table sugar is safer and more healthful than high fructose corn syrup, even as several recent media stories revealed they are funding secretive campaigns to attack HFCS and other sweeteners.
Separating Myth From Fact: HFCS and Sugar in Restaurant Menu Items
Aug 7, 2012 WASHINGTON — A new webinar for quick-service restaurant (QSR) professionals, now available on CornNaturally.com, distinguishes between what is myth and what is fact about high fructose corn syrup (HFCS).
Legal Merits of CRA's Right to Educate Consumers about High Fructose Corn Syrup Unaffected by Judge's Ruling on Member Companies
Jul 30, 2012 WASHINGTON — The Corn Refiners Association (CRA) said today it is eager to defend the right of consumers to be informed that high fructose corn syrup is just another kind of sugar, following a decision by a federal judge to include trade association members as defendants in a lawsuit brought by processed sugar interests, including the Sugar Association.
New Webinar Shares Most Common On-Package Food and Beverage Claims
Jul 9, 2012 WASHINGTON (July 10, 2012) — A new webinar for food and beverage professionals, now available on CornNaturally.com, reviews current data from Mintel's Global New Products Database (GNPD), and provides visibility into the most common health-related on-package claims.
Statement on the Food & Drug Administration Denial of Petition
May 29, 2012 The Corn Refiners Association works every day to educate consumers about high fructose corn syrup, particularly that it is nutritionally equivalent to other sugars. The Food & Drug Administration denied our petition to use the term corn sugar to describe high fructose corn syrup on narrow, technical grounds. They did not address or question the overwhelming scientific evidence that high fructose corn syrup is a form of sugar and is nutritionally the same as other sugars.
Sugar Industry Ramps Up Misinformation Campaign
May 23, 2012 That is apparently The Sugar Association's game plan, as today through yet another press release they continued to grasp for a rationale as to why anyone should support their self-serving lawsuit aimed at suppressing an education program intended to communicate to the public the simple fact that High Fructose Corn Syrup is a sugar.
Response to UCLA Rat Study
May 15, 2012 "Fructose is a common sweetener found in nature and present in fruits, vegetables, fruit juices, and many caloric sweeteners. Moreover, humans normally consume fructose in combination with glucose in all these foods and beverages. There is abundant scientific evidence demonstrating that consuming fructose and glucose together is entirely safe due to the way the body metabolizes these simple sugars in combination."