Sugar reform legislation garners support from sugar users

Businesses that are major users of sugar are supporting new legislation introduced in both chambers of Congress that would reform current sugar policies. "The current U.S. sugar program is a major impediment to job creation for all food manufacturers, including thousands of U.S. bakers small and large," said Robb MacKie, president and chief executive officer of the American Bakers Association. NCA president and chairman of the Coalition for Sugar Reform Larry Graham said, "these reform bills would help to modernize one of the most outdated federal programs still in operation, which has driven up the price of U.S. refined sugar -- currently about 30% higher than on the world market."

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