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  • 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »
  • ITC: looks like Mexican sugar hurting US sugar

    May 9, 2014 4:09 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The U.S. International Trade Commission says there's a reasonable indication that U.S. sugar producers and refiners are being hurt by imported sugar from Mexico. A news release on its website says commissioners voted 5-0 on Friday to investigate allegations that Mexico has been dumping heavily subsidized sugar... more »
  • Cookies By Design celebrates a sweet Mardi Gras check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 3, 2014 6:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Cookies by Design is offering an alternative to the traditional Mardi Gras sweet, the King Cake. The group hand-designs sugar cookies or cookie cakes for different occasions. On Monday they demonstrated some of the ways to celebrate Mardi Gras with a cookie on WBRZ News... more »
  • Sugar Bowl parade to march through French Quarter

    December 30, 2013 2:25 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- Police say traffic in the French Quarter will be disrupted for a time Tuesday morning by a parade honoring the Sugar Bowl. The parade will begin at 10:30 a.m. at Pat O'Brien's bar at St. Peter and Royal streets, head down Royal to Bienville Street, turn left on... more »
  • Drink this: two new rums made with La. sugar hit shelves

    July 5, 2013 10:30 PM

    LACASSINE - Two new rums with local pedigrees have hit store shelves. Louisiana Spirits this week launched its offerings - Silver Bayou Rum and Spiced Bayou Rum. Both rums are bottled at 80 proof. Company President Trey Litel said the Silver uses a combination of molasses and raw, unprocessed sugar,... more »
  • Efforts to end sugar program fail in Congress

    May 23, 2013 11:32 AM

    WASHINGTON D.C. - Louisiana's $3.5 billion sugarcane and sugar mill industries could breathe a sigh of relief after an effort to effectively end the federal sugar program was defeated on the Senate floor. The nearly $1 trillion Senate farm bill being debated this week keeps the federal sugar program intact... more »
  • Archaeology dig near casino to get public showing check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 29, 2013 3:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE- An archaeological dig just yards away from L'Auberge Casino is unearthing a 19th century "sugar house" on the historic Chatsworth Plantation. The project, commissioned by Pinnacle Entertainment and foster by the LSU Rural Life Museum, has already found thousands of artifacts at the site, which was abandoned... more »
  • LSU to investigate a pretty 'sweet' alternative fuel Play Video

    March 8, 2013 10:17 PM

    ST. GABRIEL - Thanks to the Audubon Sugar Institute, one day you could be filling up your with gas made from sugar. "This is a green fuel, this is something that's renewable, this is something that we can grow very readily in the southeastern part of the United States,... more »
  • Historic dig in progress near casino check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 8, 2013 5:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Just outside of L'Auberge Casino sits a historic discovery covered by vegetation and sediments for decades. The Chatsworth Plantation's Sugar House is being excavated by LSU anthropologist and archaeologist as part of research commissioned by the casino. Nearby, a historic study is also underway for Longwood... more »
  • DOTD: Survey to help plan future of La. 1 check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 25, 2013 4:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State transportation leaders hope to gather input from the community that will help plan future road improvements on La. 1 between West Baton Rouge Parish and Plaquemine. The survey is part of a study that should wrap by summer. Click here to give your input. ... more »
  • Health stories for Feb. 14, 2013 check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 14, 2013 6:26 PM

    UNDATED - Here are today's 2 Your Health stories for Feb. 14, 2013 - A box of chocolates is a popular Valentine's Day gift, and it may also be good for the heart. Cocoa flavanols are known to support cellular and metabolic activities in the body. It... more »
  • Health stories for Feb. 6, 2013 check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 6, 2013 6:18 PM

    UNDATED - Here are today's 2 Your Health stories for Feb. 6, 2013 - Baby boomers are living longer, but not better because they're not as healthy as their parents were. Those born between 1945 and 1964 are more likely to be obese, have high blood pressure and... more »
  • Texas to execute woman for neighbor's stabbing

    January 29, 2013 10:43 AM

    HUNTSVILLE, Texas - The execution of a Texas woman convicted of murdering her 71-year-old neighbor will mark the first time in three years that a woman has been put to death in the U.S. Fifty-one-year-old Kimberly McCarthy is scheduled for lethal injection Tuesday evening for the 1997 fatal stabbing of... more »
  • Gators take on Cardinals

    January 2, 2013 11:07 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The lone college football game of the day is the Sugar Bowl pitting fourth-ranked Florida against No. 22 Louisville. The 11-1 Gators are making their 40th bowl appearance after a regular-season loss to Georgia cost them a shot at a national championship. They are seeking their school-record... more »
  • Brain image study: Fructose may spur overeating

    January 1, 2013 3:51 PM

    UNDATED - Scientists are using imaging tests to show for the first time that fructose can trigger brain changes that may lead to overeating. Fructose is a sugar that saturates the American diet. Researchers have found that after drinking a fructose beverage, the brain doesn't resister the feeling of being... more »
  • SEC, Big 12 get 12-year deal from ESPN for Sugar

    November 14, 2012 4:52 PM

    NEW YORK - The Big 12 and Southeastern Conference have agreed to a 12-year deal with ESPN for the rights to the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans. A person familiar with the contract said it was worth about $80 million per year. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because... more »
  • New sponsor, new route for Orleans 10K

    November 14, 2012 11:07 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A popular 10-kilometer race in New Orleans has a new sponsor and a new course. The Allstate Sugar Bowl will be the new chief sponsor of the Crescent City Classic race, which celebrates its 35th anniversary next year. The Sugar Bowl replaces The Times-Picayune as title sponsor.... more »
  • Sugar cane harvesting underway check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 19, 2012 5:31 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Cane harvest season is underway, which means drivers need to be aware of added dangers on the road. Slow-moving trucks and farm equipment will be more present on local highways as the cane is taken to mill. Farmers often use signs to warn motorists in locations... more »
  • Two arrested in connection with cane field shootings

    September 28, 2012 12:22 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - Iberville Parish Sheriff's deputies arrested two people in connection with the murders of two men found in a sugar cane field. Investigators arrested Harry Prater, 30, of Baton Rouge in suspicion of first-degree murder. They also arrested Brandi Singleton, 29, of Baton Rouge for obstruction of justice.... more »
  • Sugarcane crops weather the storm

    August 31, 2012 10:43 AM

    ASSUMPTION PARISH- Sugarcane farmers are assessing their crop after Hurricane Isaac hit south Louisiana. The storm knocked down a majority of the sugarcane crops, but things are better than they seem. News 2's Adrian Pittman talks to a farmer about their crop tonight on News 2 at 6. more »
  • Cat survives 19-story plunge from Boston high rise

    March 22, 2012 12:30 PM

    BOSTON - A veterinarian says acting like a flying squirrel may have saved a cat from serious injury in a 19-story plunge from a Boston high rise. Sugar the cat had no broken bones or cuts, just some bruising on her lungs after the fall from a window owner Brittany... more »
  • DOTD putting temporary signal at deadly intersection check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 8, 2012 3:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Transportation officials announced today a temporary signal would be installed at an intersection where three people have died from wrecks in the past year. The signal would cover the intersection of La. 1 and Sugar Plantation Parkway in Addis. DOTD Secretary Sherri H. LeBas said they... more »
  • Pest reaches La. rice paddy, heading towards sugar

    August 9, 2011 12:09 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Mexican rice borers have crawled into southwestern Louisiana rice plants and are heading for the nation's sugar bowl, where the inch-long moth grubs are a much bigger threat. LSU Agricultural Center entomologist Gene Reagan says the caterpillars have to crawl in and out of narrow rice... more »
  • Sugar prices on the rise

    July 25, 2011 5:10 PM

    PORT ALLEN - When Bobby Morris harvests his sugarcane, he'll be getting more dough for the sugar. Prices have gone from around 25 cents per pound to 30 or more cents a pound. It's all thanks to supply and demand, Morris said. While more people want sweets, fewer people... more »
  • Police: Ambulance hits sugar cane truck in Brusly

    December 27, 2010 8:49 AM

    BRUSLY - Louisiana State Police say an ambulance carrying a patient rear-ended a sugar cane truck in the Brusly area, causing the patient to hit her head. Trooper Russell G. Graham II, a state police spokesman, says that was the only injury from the crash Monday morning, and it was... more »
  • One person dead after sugar cane truck wreck

    October 21, 2010 3:15 PM

    A crash involving a sugar cane truck and another vehicle in West Baton Rouge Parish left one person dead, and was one of three accidents involving a sugar cane truck today. Louisiana State Police said 19-year-old Jonathan Austin was heading south on Highway 413 west of Port Allen around... more »
  • Damage still being assessed in Assumption well blowout

    October 15, 2010 12:08 PM

    State workers are still assessing damage and disposing of fouled sugar cane two months after a well blowout in an Assumption Parish sugar cane field. Meanwhile, according to The Courier newspaper in Houma, a class-action lawsuit on behalf of dozens of residents living near the blown-out well is pending against... more »
  • New sugarcane variety available

    May 7, 2010 5:51 AM

    The LSU Agcenter announced a new variety of sugar cane that produces significantly more sugar than the one most widely grown in Louisiana last year. "Seed cane" will be available from both the Agcenter and the Sugar Cane league. Farmers plant whole stalks, and buds along the stalks grow into... more »
  • 2 Your Health for March 5

    March 5, 2010 5:37 PM

    Insulin pump recalls, a food additive tainted with salmonella, and sugary drinks are all discussed in this 2 Your Health report. more »
  • Refinery bringing hope of good times to La. sugar

    February 19, 2010 7:30 AM

    Louisiana sugar cane growers and the sugar processing industry are uniting to get the product from the fields to the consumer in a direct line. Cane growers hope the deal will boost their $2 billion annual industry, which has struggled with flat prices over two decades and major crop-disrupting storms... more »
  • New sugar refinery coming to Gramercy

    February 3, 2010 4:38 PM

    Gramercy is about to become home to one of the largest sugar refineries in the country. Imperial Sugar Company, Cargill, and Sugar Growers and Refiners Inc. joined together to build the new sugar plant. It will be owned and operated by Louisiana Sugar Refining. The $190 million investment is... more »
  • Groundbreaking scheduled for sugar refinery

    January 25, 2010 1:19 PM

    Groundbreaking on a sugar refinery in Gramercy is scheduled for Feb. 3. Owners of the refinery say it will be able to produce a million tons of sugar per year, which would be one of the highest capacities in the country. The corporation is a joint venture among Cargill,... more »
  • More cane this season, but less sugar

    January 19, 2010 9:02 AM

    A state agriculture expert says Louisiana's sugar cane growers had a good crop this year, but wet weather means there was less sugar in the cane. LSU AgCenter sugar cane specialist Kenneth Gravois said that even with Hurricane Gustav in 2008, growers had a very dry harvest. There was less... more »
  • 2 Your Health for Sept. 23

    September 23, 2009 5:46 PM

    How sugar and a popular cancer treatment can raise your risk of heart disease, and how brain patterns play a role in weight loss are all discussed in this 2 Your Health report. more »

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