Corn Refiners Association Statement on World Health Organization Draft Guideline on Sugar Intake
Mar 5, 2014 WASHINGTON, DC – The Corn Refiners Association applauds all efforts that seek to encourage consumers to maintain a healthy, balanced lifestyle, including the practice of moderation in consuming sweeteners. However, we are concerned with the more extreme direction taken by the World Health Organization’s proposed recommendation on cutting added sugar consumption by half in that it is not based on credible scientific research.
CRA Statement on Proposed Changes to Nutrition Facts Label
Mar 4, 2014 WASHINGTON, DC – The Corn Refiners Association (CRA) appreciates that First Lady Michelle Obama and the Administration have taken the initiative to try to improve the Nutrition Facts Label for the benefit of consumers’ health.
Consumer Trends: Shoppers Motivated by Taste and Price
Feb 6, 2014 WASHINGTON (Corn Refiners Association) — Sweetener360, a new, custom research study completed in part by Nielsen and Mintel Consulting and commissioned by the Corn Refiners Association, revealed the thoughts and actions of six distinct consumer lifestyle segments and answered the following questions:
CRA Statement on JAMA Internal Medicine Study
What are the top motivators for buying specific foods and beverages?
Do consumers who say they actively pursue a healthy lifestyle and avoid total sugars still buy sweetened products at the same rate as other segments?
Are consumers avoiding specific sweeteners, total sugars or calories?
Feb 3, 2014 WASHINGTON, DC – “This study provides no evidence of causation between consuming added sugars and an increased risk of cardiovascular disease mortality. In fact, this research is based on a limited observation of data that is close to a decade old.
Corn Refiners Association Launches Online Campaign Highlighting Caloric Balance and Importance of Total Sugars, Not Type
Dec 4, 2013 WASHINGTON, DC – The Corn Refiners Association (CRA) today announced the launch of a national, online consumer engagement campaign. It features registered dietitians who promote a healthy lifestyle through caloric balance, including the total sugars in your diet, rather than focus on a specific type of sugar.
Citizens For Health Fails To Disclose Funding In Latest Smear Of HFCS
Dec 3, 2013 WASHINGTON, DC – Citizens for Health, or as one critic calls them, "Citizens for Sugar," is setting new standards for shamelessness in its flagrant, sugar-sponsored attacks on high fructose corn syrup, as evidenced in a press release today that hysterically compared HFCS to a totally unrelated food ingredient.
New Study: Fructose and Added Sugars Should Not be Singled Out in Obesity
Oct 30, 2013 WASHINGTON, DC – The following may be attributed to the Corn Refiners Association regarding the study, "Food availability of glucose and fat, but not fructose, increased in the US between 1970 and 2009: analysis of the USDA food availability data system,” published in Nutrition Journal
Yet Another Study Proves the Nutritional Equivalence of HFCS and Sugar, and the Safety of Fructose Consumption
Sep 3, 2013 WASHINGTON, DC – A new study published in Nutrition Research confirms what scientific data has demonstrated for years: Sugar and high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) are nutritionally equivalent. Furthermore, it shows that at normal levels of fructose consumption there are no adverse effects on energy regulating hormones, triglycerides or uric acid.
CRA Statement on Study on the Effects of Fructose on Liver Disease
Jun 25, 2013 WASHINGTON, DC (June 25, 2013) – The authors of the recent Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (AJCN) have failed to prove anything about human consumption of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) and other sugars.
Mintel: Consumers Much More Likely To Avoid Total Sugars Than Specific Types When Choosing Food And Beverage Brands
Jun 18, 2013 WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 18, 2013) — Consumers avoid total sugars more than they avoid any specific sweetener, according to a new brand-level consumer attitudes and behavior study about food and beverages from Mintel Research Consultancy.