Sugar Wars, Sweet Deals, Bad Policy

To top it all off, high fructose corn syrup is a leading culprit in the current epidemic of obesity and diabetes.


A “sugar bomb” will detonate on June 5 unless the US and Mexico can reach an agreement on sugar imports within the next week.

If the US takes action, Mexico has threatened to retaliate. Corn and high fructose corn syrup are likely targets.

Mexico is the key buyer of US corn syrup.

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