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  • Louisiana sugar, rice, may be Ok despite freeze

    January 9, 2018 8:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU AgCenter says farmers and experts are "cautiously optimistic" that the recent freeze didn't do major damage to Louisiana's sugar and wheat. AgCenter agent Blair Hebert says in a news release that about 10 percent of the Teche area's sugarcane is still in the... more »
  • New dietary guidelines: lean meat OK, cut the added sugars

    January 7, 2016 11:47 AM

    WASHINGTON - New dietary guidelines released by the government say that some Americans may not have to cut back on eggs and salt as much as they once thought. And eating lean meat is still OK. But watch the sugary drinks. The guidelines released Thursday back off the strictest sodium... more »
  • Added sugar: Proposed food label would say how much to eat

    July 24, 2015 12:42 PM

    WASHINGTON - Are you eating too much added sugar? The nutrition facts label may one day help figure that out. The government is proposing that food labels include the percentage of your recommended daily intake of added sugars - the "percent daily value." The Food and Drug Administration proposed an... more »
  • Nestle nixes artificial colors, cuts sugar in Nesquik powder

    April 13, 2015 11:25 AM

    NEW YORK - Nestle says it's cutting some of the sugar from its Nesquik chocolate and strawberry powders and is taking artificial coloring out of the strawberry powder. Nestle says strawberry Nesquik powder will get its pink coloring from beet juice powder instead of artificial colors. And Nestle says it's... more »
  • Diet sodas fall in US; Pepsi takes back No. 2 spot

    March 26, 2015 12:28 PM

    NEW YORK - Americans bought less soda for the tenth straight year in 2014, with diet sodas shrinking more than their sugary counterparts, according to a report released Thursday. An annual report by the industry tracker Beverage Digest found that overall soda volume slipped 0.9 percent last year, moderating from... more »
  • Toddler food often has too much salt, sugar

    February 2, 2015 2:03 AM

    CHICAGO, IL - A new study says many packaged meals and snacks for toddlers contain worrisome amounts of salt and sugar. That's a concern because it could potentially give kids an early preference for foods that may contribute to obesity and high blood pressure. Researchers at the federal Centers for... more »
  • Sugarcane crop rebounds from icy winter Play Video

    November 6, 2014 4:21 PM

    ROSEDALE - Halfway through harvesting, sugarcane experts say Louisiana's on track for a record sugar recovery. This year started off difficult with cold weather. Ideally sugarcane farmers want a warm winter, rainy summer and a dry fall. However, an icy winter hurt sugarcane already planted in the ground, but... more »
  • Weekends with Whitney: Sugar and Spirits Play Video

    October 31, 2014 7:33 AM

    THIBODAUX - South Louisiana is in the middle of its sugar cane harvest. So far, the weather has been ideal for cutting cane and getting it to the refinery. In this Weekends with Whitney preview, News Two's Whitney Vann explains how some of that sugar is becoming a new... more »
  • Blame it on the sugar Play Video

    September 15, 2014 4:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A local dietitian blames sugary drinks for the major spike in childhood obesity in the last few decades. One in three children are obese or overweight in the United States. This rate of childhood obesity has tripled in the last 30 years. Dietitians Angelina Stratton... more »

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