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April 12, 2013 07:50

Sweet Deal – Rich Sugar Corps Cost Consumers Billions and Jobs

Sugar is less than 2% of crop value in the U.S. but sugar lobbyists spend over a third of all crop lobby money to bribe your government to continue this sweet deal. Companies that use sugar have closed U.S. factories which costs thousands of jobs no longer available to Americans due to this lobbying (bribery) by just a handful of sugar producers.

April 23, 2012 06:44

Sugar lobby costs consumers $3 billion a year

The U.S. sugar policy also costs taxpayers more every time they choose to buy their favorite candy, cereal or any other sugar-containing product. Studies by the American Enterprise Institute and Sweetener Users Association peg the cost to consumers between $2.4 billion and $3.5 billion per year.