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The Sweet Lobby: An Uphill Battle Against Big Sugar | Care2 Causes

The Sweet Lobby: An Uphill Battle Against Big Sugar | Care2 Causes

Written by Tyler Kingkade , Campus Progress Sen. Dick Lugar was making a speech at a Gummy Bear factory in Merrillville, Indiana. It’s not often senators take tours of candy factories to emphasize their central issues, but that’s precisely what Lugar (R-Ind.) was doing at Albanese Confectionery in August 2011, talking about the U.S. Sugar Program. “Every time Hoosiers see sugar listed as an ingredient on their food labels,” Lugar said at the factory , “they should know that are paying more than they should because of the federal government’s sugar policy.” It was only a couple months earlier that he had gone through the halls of Congress passing out cupcakes to his colleagues, trying to build support for his bill, the Free Sugar Act, which would dramatically reform the federal Sugar Program. Lugar was at the factory on what he called his “Sweet Jobs” tour. This year, he’s ...

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