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US Senate reject bid to reform sugar policy [Registered]

The US Senate has voted to leave intact the US sugar policy keep that includes operating loans, import restrictions and market intervention to guarantee a minimum price for sugar. The news was welcomed by the sugar producers. Jack Roney, director of economics and policy analysis for American Sugar Alliance said that ditching the US policy would make US food manufacturers dependent on a volatile foreign sugar supply, which is less reliable, lower quality, less safe, and produced less responsibly than US sugar. Dependence on foreign sugar led to rationing in the US during World War II and is the reason…

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