Posted on

New York City Joins Others to Reduce Sugar in Food and Drinks

Touch the Soil News #1209 (Feature photo – The Great Seal of New York City – Own work based on: – Seal and Flag of the City of New York, G.P. Putnam’s Sons, New York: The Knickerbocker Press 1915., Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=42766188 ) New York City wants to be at the forefront of a healthy place to live – and so do many other communities and cities. Phil Lempert ( https://www.supermarketguru.com/ ) provides the latest insights into a movement that may continue to escalate and New York City Health Department joins with 100 other health departments to limit sugar in processed foods. Want More? – Sign up below Special Deals Ahead…Sign…

Read more

Posted on

The Sugar of Things

Touch the Soil News #777 (Feature photo – artistic drawing of the sugar beet – which is now a GMO crop in the U.S.) The world’s largest agricultural bank – Rabobank – is located in the Netherlands, but has offices in nations around the world including the U.S. As one of the world’s top 30 banks, Rabobank is unique in that its focus is on food and agriculture. Rare to make bold predictions or statements, Rabobank recently issued an economic report on sugar. Here are some highlights from the report: Consumer shift away from sugar has become a global trend. This is a big deal for the sugar industry and…

Read more

Posted on

Is Sugar Going to Go Sour?

Touch the Soil News #516 With the effects of sugar in health news increasing, we were interested in a recent report by Authority Nutrition. The gist of the report was all the names that sugar has which can be used in labeling to confuse the consumer how much sugar is in a product. There were so many names that it was overwhelming. Following is a list of sugars that can be in most every processed food product: A large loader loads processed sugar in a warehouse. Sugar is one of the crops subsidized by the U.S. Government – making an addictive additive cheap. Following is a list of sugars that…

Read more