News Archives


November 26, 2012 – Caution: New Study Alleging HFCS-Diabetes Link is Flawed and Misleading Authors Target HFCS, while Ignoring it is Nutritionally Equivalent to Sugar

October 30, 2012 – Sugar Industry Denies Misleading Public Despite Media Reports Exposing “Pay-for-Play” Campaign Against Corn Refiners

September 4, 2012 - Corn Refiners Counter Sue The Sugar Association for Deceiving Consumers about High Fructose Corn Syrup 

July 31, 2012 – Legal Merits of CRA's Right to Educate Consumers about High Fructose Corn Syrup Unaffected by Judge's Ruling on Member Companies

May 30, 2012 - Statement of Audrae Erickson, President, Corn Refiners Association on the Food & Drug Administration Denial of Petition

May 24, 2012 - Sugar Industry Ramps Up Misinformation Campaign

May 16, 2012 - Response to UCLA Rat Study

April 13, 2012 - Study Relies on Debunked Research and Pure Speculation In Effort To Blame HFCS for Autism
Authors mix discredited data and alarmist theory to attack a safe food ingredient

April 6, 2012 - Corn Refiners Association Responds to Colony Collapse Disorder Claims

March 21, 2012 - Corn Refiners Ask Court to Dismiss Case, Saying Processed Sugar Industry’s Claims Unprecedented

February 7, 2012 - Sugar Industry’s Latest Move Demonstrates Its Strategy: Pose As A ‘Safer’ Sweetener

January 27, 2012 - Corn Refiners Association Statement on GHSU Study

January 26, 2012 - Inconclusive Fructose Study Author Admits Conflict of Interest


December 19, 2011 - Sugar Industry in a Stretch: Pitching New Study To Create False Scientific Controversy

November 21, 2011 - Sugar Industry At It Again: Sugar Lawyers Refile Claims Already Rejected By Court

November 11, 2011 - Sugar Industry “Shopping Mall” Survey Misleads Consumers

October 23, 2011 - Court Rejects Key Portions of Lawsuit against Corn Refining Industry

October 13, 2011 - Corn Refiners Applaud Passage of Free Trade Agreements with Colombia, Panama and Korea

October 3, 2011 - Corn Refiners Appluad Momentum, Urge Passage of Free Trade Agreements

July 28, 2011 - Heart Disease Study Fails to Prove Increased Risk Factors

July 7, 2011 - Corn Refiners Commend Signing of Mexico Trucking Agreement

May 24, 2011 - Studies Show No Meaningful Difference between High Fructose Corn Syrup and Sucrose

April 28, 2011 - Corn Refiners Responds to the Lawsuit Filed in the Central District of California U.S. District Court

April 7, 2011 - Fairfax Schools Mislead Community on Chocolate Milk Sweetener

April 6, 2011 - Corn Refiners Association Applauds Trade Accord with Colombia

February 11, 2011 - Corn Refiners Oppose Deregulation of Corn Amylase Biotech Trait

January 7, 2011 - Corn Refiners Welcome Step Toward Resolution of Mexico Trucking Dispute


December 6, 2010 - Corn Refiners Welcome Korean Deal; Urge Passage of U.S.-Korea Trade Agreement

November 17, 2010 - Moderate Sugar Intake as Part of a Balanced Diet Doesn’t Promote Weight Gain, or Risk Factors for Heart Disease

November 11, 2010 - Focus on Fructose Misplaced

October 27, 2010 - Sugar Content Study Flawed

September 14, 2010 – Corn Refiners Petition FDA for Use of "Corn Sugar" as Alternate Name for High Fructose Corn Syrup: Eliminating Consumer Confusion Is the Goal

August 6, 2010 – Sara Lee Swaps Corn Sugar for Cane/Beet Sugar Don’t Be Fooled: The Bread’s Still The Same

August 3, 2010 – Study on Fructose and Pancreatic Cancer Generates Premature and Potentially Misleading Conclusions

June 19, 2010 – Fructose Hyperbole? Can the Human Body Discern Sugar Sweetened Milk from its High Fructose Corn Syrup Counterpart?

May 25, 2010 - Swimsuit or Sweets? Americans Are Conflicted

May 14, 2010 – Misleading Study on Furans and High Fructose Corn Syrup

March 22, 2010 - Gross Errors in Princeton Animal Study on Obesity and High Fructose Corn Syrup

March 19, 2010 - Flaws in Duke University Statement About High Fructose Corn Syrup

March 11, 2010 - Breakthrough CBS News Health Report: “High Fructose Corn Syrup - It’s Just Sugar” 


November 18, 2009 - Analysis of High Fructose Corn Syrup-Free Marketing and New Consumer Research Suggests Some Food Companies Adding to Sweetener Confusion

September 24, 2009 - CRA Comments on Findings in Recent Report on Sugars and High Blood Pressure: American Heart Association Study Leads to Confusion

August 27, 2009 - Study on HMF and High Fructose Corn Syrup Flawed

June 30, 2009 - Recent News Reports of Sweetener Reformulations Raise Questions about Motivations

June 23, 2009 - Top Five Tips For Making Your Child's Summer Eating Habits Healthier: Health expert and registered dietitian provides pointers for better food choices for kids

June 8, 2009 - Scientists Say Consumers Confused About Sugars: USDA Expert Provides Clarity on Sweeteners

June 3, 2009 - Wake Up & Smell the Coffee: Starbucks' Plan to Remove High Fructose Corn Syrup from Baked Goods Not Such A Grande Idea

April 30, 2009 - Do Fad Diets Really Work? - Registered Dietitian Kris Clark, Ph.D., R.D., F.A.C.S.M., Clarifies This Year's Popular Diet Myths

April 27, 2009 - Experts Lay to Rest Long-Held Misconceptions about High Fructose Corn Syrup at ILSI-USDA Workshop

April 23, 2009 - Landmark NBC News Nutrition Report: "There Is Indeed Little Difference Between High Fructose Corn Syrup and Table Sugar"

April 17, 2009 - Proposed Florida Legislation on High Fructose Corn Syrup Is Unnecessary and Costly

March 23, 2009 - Corn Refiners Applaud Michael Michener as USDA Foreign Agricultural Service Administrator

March 18, 2009 - High Fructose Corn Syrup & Mercury: Independent Testing Found No Quantifiable Mercury - Review by Duke University Medical Center

March 18, 2009 - Tests Find No Quantifiable Mercury Levels in High Fructose Corn Syrup

March 3, 2009 - Pure Fructose Frequently Confused With High Fructose Corn Syrup

February 25, 2009 - No Reason to Switch from High Fructose Corn Syrup Says Corn Refiners Association

February 3, 2009 - HFCS Mercury Study Seriously Flawed and Outdated; Fails to Meet Standards for Scientific Research

January 30, 2009 - Expert Assessment Finds HFCS Mercury Study Flawed and Misleading

January 26, 2009 - Mercury Study Outdated; Based on Discontinued Technology


December 17, 2008 - Corn Refiners Applaud Nomination of Tom Vilsack for Secretary of Agriculture

December 8, 2008 - Sweet Surprise: Even Former Critics Dispel Long-Held Myths about High Fructose Corn Syrup

October 16, 2008 - Fructose Frequently Confused With High Fructose Corn Syrup

September 8, 2008 - As School Starts Again, Moms Express Nutrition Concerns — Yet Real Culprits Often Overlooked

July 8, 2008 - Corn Refiners Welcome FDA Clarification that HFCS Can Be Labeled Natural

June 19, 2008 - Corn Refiners Applaud American Medical Association Decision on High Fructose Corn Syrup

June 17, 2008 - Corn Refiners Applaud U.S. District Court Ruling on Natural Labeling

April 2, 2008 - Corn Refiners Statement on High Fructose Corn Syrup Natural Labeling

March 26, 2008 - Corn Refiners Applaud Nomination of A. Ellen Terpstra as Chief Agricultural Negotiator

March 13, 2008 - Corn Refiners Association Statement - King Corn

February 11, 2008 - New Web Site Lets You Test Your 'Sweet-Smarts' Just in Time for Valentine's Day and Easter


November 20, 2007 - Corn Refiners Honor Outstanding Researchers

November 8, 2007 - Corn Refiners Applaud House Vote on Peru Trade Deal

September 27, 2007 - CRA Statement on Peru Trade Promotion Agreement

July 9, 2007 - Statement: Study Finds Beverages Sweetened with High Fructose Corn Syrup Affect Fullness, Hunger in Same Way as Those Sweetened with Sugar

May 10, 2007 - Corn Refiners Applaud Bipartisan Approach for Trade Deals