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2009-10-08 12:00:00

More than 50,000 Emails Sent Via ICCR Web-Based Campaign Targeting GMO Sugar Beets NEW YORK, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The hurried review and approval this summer by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of Monsanto's SmartStax genetically modified corn has now been called into question by the late September federal court ruling against a genetically modified, herbicide-resistant strain of sugar beets, according to the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility...

2009-09-30 15:45:00

National Campaign Highlights that High Fructose Corn Syrup and Sugar are Nutritionally the Same with Humorous TV and Print Ads -- Despite what Sugar Companies Want the Public to Believe WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The nonprofit Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF) has launched a new million-dollar ad campaign designed to put an end to the blatant inaccuracies being propagated by the sugar industry about high fructose corn syrup. The Sugar Association continues to...

2009-09-29 13:02:00

National Campaign Highlights that High Fructose Corn Syrup and Sugar are Nutritionally the Same with Humorous TV and Print Ads WASHINGTON, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the nonprofit Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF) launched a new million dollar ad campaign designed to put an end to the blatant inaccuracies surrounding the much-maligned ingredient: high fructose corn syrup. The campaign will communicate to the public what most experts already know, that high fructose corn...

2008-09-02 06:00:21

Danisco Sugar has opened a new plant for the production of bioethanol based on sugar beet. The plant is located adjacent to Danisco's sugar factory in Anklam, Germany. The plant represents an investment of about DKK200 million and has a capacity of 56 million liters of ethanol annually. The raw material used is sugar juice extracted from beet at the sugar factory. Danisco Sugar said that, compared to petrol, using the bioethanol that the company produces in Anklam will involve 60% lower...

2008-08-05 18:00:27

By Mikkel Pates, Agweek Magazine Aug. 5--Planting in the region is going gangbusters. In most of the eastern half of North Dakota, small grains harvest is well under way, according to the most recent government reports. Small grains conditions declined for the fourth straight week, according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service; however, small grains development in the "milk stage" was ahead of the average pace. Spring wheat was 59 percent turning ripe, compared with...

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2008-07-22 14:52:57

A $1.75 billion land purchase deal to save the Florida Everglades could also spell the end of the state's influential sugar barons.  Governor Charlie Crist announced the deal last month, saying that Florida would purchase U.S. Sugar Corp, one of the country's largest privately held agricultural companies, and use a portion of its 187,000 acres in the northern Everglades to restore endangered wildlife habitat. "This is a dream come true for every Everglades advocate in the state," David...

2008-07-10 03:00:15

Volatile crop prices have encouraged a county farmer to sign up to his fourth environmental scheme. Washingborough farmer Rob Applewhite has decided to stop cultivating 306 acres of his family's land by entering into a Higher Level Stewardship scheme, a move which has delighted archaeologists and conservationists. That is because the area covered by the HLS runs alongside the Viking Way and the Sustrans cycle path and includes part of the Roman Carr Dyke and other important historical...