Coalition For Sugar Reform Continues To Grow

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Washington, is the newest organization to join the Coalition for Sugar Reform in its efforts to reform the U.S. sugar program. is dedicated to protecting Florida’s waterways, which the group states have been devastated by sugar-producing operations.

“Stopping the damage that is being done to our estuaries and restoring our waterways is not a science or engineering problem,” says Kenny Hinkle Jr., president of “It’s a political problem, perpetuated by elected federal officials who want to protect a select few sugar producers to the detriment of our environment and our economy.

“Elected officials in Washington should put protecting America’s precious natural resources – particularly the water that feeds our rivers, estuaries and oceans – ahead of protecting payouts to a special interest group,” Hinkle Jr. adds. “We are proud to join the Coalition for Sugar Reform in calling on lawmakers in Washington to fix the U.S. sugar program.”

Earlier in the week, the Taxpayers Protection Alliance joined the Coalition, highlighting the range of organizations calling for reform of the sugar program.

The Coalition for Sugar Reform, of which NCA is a member, represents consumer, trade and commerce groups, manufacturing associations, and food and beverage companies that use sugar — including confectioners, bakers, cereal manufacturers, beverage makers and dairy companies — as well as the trade associations for these industries.