It has been suggested and somewhat proven that High Fructose Corn Syrup is bad for you. If you look at the foods that should have sugar in them it has been replaced by HFCS. Soda pop and my favorite preserves are an example.
Because there is a law that protects the farmers of sugar beets in the US. We do not want them to suffer because sugar prices are so low in the rest of the world. Another reason is that Cuba makes sugar and we definitely do not want to support Castro?
Chicago used to be the candy capital of the US. No longer. Candy is now made in another country because sugar is so expensive in the US.
I doubt that America’s sweet tooth will abate anytime soon. The time for sugar subsidies needs to end. The time for sweetened products to have sugar in them needs to return.
This would be a change that would help America’s health.