Corn Refiners Will Continue Fighting The Sugar Association's Scare Campaign

 Corn Refiners Will Continue Fighting The Sugar Association's Scare Campaign

PR Newswire

WASHINGTON, Aug. 6, 2014

WASHINGTON, Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A federal judge in Los
Angeles denied a motion filed by Corn Refiners Association ("CRA") member
companies seeking leave to amend their counterclaim against the sugar industry
defendants in the Western Sugar Cooperative et al v. Archer-Daniels-Midland
Company et al. litigation on Tuesday. The motion sought leave to expand an
existing counterclaim against The Sugar Association and to include other
individual members of the sugar industry.

U.S. District Court Judge Consuelo Marshall denied the Corn Refiners' request
to amend the counterclaim. Subject to further developments, the case would
continue to proceed on the original counterclaim already filed by the CRA
member companies against The Sugar Association.

John Bode, president of the CRA, expressed his disappointment with the ruling,
"We are disappointed by the ruling, and are considering our options. At a
minimum, we would proceed with the case under our original counterclaim
against The Sugar Association. We have alleged and expect to prove at trial
that The Sugar Association has purposely misled the public to create false
health concerns and fear about high fructose corn syrup—all for the purpose of
increasing sugar's market share."

The Corn Refiners Association (CRA) is the national trade association
representing the corn refining industry of the United States. CRA and its
predecessors have served this important segment of American agribusiness since
1913. Corn refiners manufacture sweeteners, ethanol, starch, bioproducts, corn
oil and feed products from corn components such as starch, oil, protein and

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SOURCE Corn Refiners Association

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