Sugar in a Tight Spot

By jenlightFloNight at en.wikipedia [CC BY-SA 2.0], from Wikimedia Commons
By jenlightFloNight at en.wikipedia [CC BY-SA 2.0], from Wikimedia Commons
Between the U.S.’s reduced need for sugar (replacements are in full bloom) and the new requirement to label GMOs, the sugar business is in a downturn. Since sugar imports are produced from beets that are grown from GMO seed, technically it can’t be labeled as non-GMO, despite the fact that chemically it is identical to sugar from non-GMO beets. The particulars of the new labeling law are still being ironed out so it remains to be seen how this will turn out. See this Food Dive article about Mexican sugar imports.

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