September 3, 2001 |
Sugar growers will be encouraged to destroy some of their crop for a second consecutive year in an effort to prop up prices and reduce a government-held stockpile. Growers who agree to plow under crops will each be given as much as $20,000 worth of sugar that the government has acquired under a price-support program, the Agriculture Department said Friday. The USDA is paying $1.
November 1, 1999 |
We recently received two questions about sugar and, frankly, both of them surprised us. The first was from a reader who said she had looked everywhere to find the U.S. Department of Agriculture's recommended daily allowance for sugar and was totally baffled. The second question concerned a rumor that eating sugar removed other nutrients from the body. In order to evaluate what we have to say about sugar, truth-in-advertising laws require us to admit that we both have a sweet tooth.
July 30, 1997
The European Commission is expected to formally approve today the merger of Boeing Co. and McDonnell Douglas Corp. . . . Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based Republic Industries Inc. said second-quarter earnings more than doubled to $69.5 million, or 17 cents a share, from $30 million, or 9 cents, a year earlier. . . . Pharmacia & Upjohn Inc. said second-quarter profit before one-time items dropped to $178 million, or 34 cents a share, from $269 million, or 51 cents, a year earlier. . . . PepsiCo Inc.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 7, 1991
Re "Clipboard Neighborhood Profile: North Los Alamitos" (March 29): "Fat, red, bulbous" beets may make good borscht, but they are not grown and harvested for their sugar content. As Mr. (Jimmy) Lopez or any good dictionary could have informed the author of this piece, sugar beets are white--just like refined sugar. EDITH L. McCULLOUGH, Placentia
April 1, 1990
Mathis Chazanov's poignant story (Times, March 18) that escalating costs have brought to an abrupt end (one agency's) provision of kosher meals for the elderly could have a happy ending after all. The sponsoring Jewish Family Service's senior nutrition program need only change to an all vegetarian, vegan (non-dairy) menu to keep costs down while still conforming to kosher requirements and, at the same time, adding to the longevity of the seniors who consume the meals. Senior citizens should note that progressive epidemiologists, nutritionists and physicians are, in increasing numbers, advocating a grain-centered, fiber-rich diet for health and longevity.
July 24, 1987 |
It's Round 2: the American Dietetic Assn. vs. Marilyn and Harvey Diamond, authors of the 1985 blockbuster "Fit for Life." The Diamonds espouse a "natural hygiene" philosophy, contending that the body can heal itself from the inside when a person eats correctly, exercises and reduces stress. They advocate, among other practices, an emphasis on complex carbohydrates (such as fruits, vegetables and grains) and eating certain foods at specific times of the day in specific combinations.