sugar http://wlrn.org en Bittersweet: The Sugar Industry In South Florida http://wlrn.org/post/bittersweet-sugar-industry-south-florida <p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">Talking about sugar in South Florida is like talking about politics and religion in polite company. Few people are without strong opinions about the sugarcane farms stretching across the eastern Everglades south of Lake Okeechobee. The industry is a mix of government price policies, environmental regulations, trade practices and the demand for food.</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 13:58:30 +0000 Tom Hudson 28333 at http://wlrn.org Bittersweet: The Sugar Industry In South Florida Big Sugar's Influence Stretches From South Florida To Washington http://wlrn.org/post/big-sugars-influence-stretches-south-florida-washington <p>Sugar is one of the biggest special interests in Tallahassee.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">More sugar comes from Florida than anywhere else in the country.&nbsp;</span></p><p>It’s grown in a 700,000-acre region between Lake Okeechobee and the Everglades known as the <a href="http://www.conservancy.org/our-work/everglades-agricultural-area" target="_blank">Everglades Agricultural Area.</a>&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">(Actual farming acreage, which includes other crops, is 470,000 because of conservation areas and other projects.)&nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 03:30:36 +0000 Gina Jordan 28331 at http://wlrn.org Big Sugar's Influence Stretches From South Florida To Washington The Surprising Truth About Wheat, Carbs and Sugar http://wlrn.org/post/surprising-truth-about-wheat-carbs-and-sugar <p></p> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Joseph Cooper, Bonnie Berman & Paul Leary 22700 at http://wlrn.org The Surprising Truth About Wheat, Carbs and Sugar