Is Sugar? is brought to you by CANEGROWERS and the Australian Sugar Milling Council (ASMC).
We are the industry associations that separately represent around 75% of Australia’s 4,000 sugarcane growers and the five sugar milling companies that make 90% of Australia’s raw sugar.
As sugarcane growers and sugar manufacturers we are often asked about sugar and its role in a healthy lifestyle.
The public’s perceptions of sugar have changed dramatically in recent years. From being a staple in every pantry, sugar is now being labelled by some as harmful, even toxic. Others go so far as to call for sugar to be taxed like no other food ingredient.
Our aim is to provide you with the clear and straightforward answers to your questions about the sugar we produce. We provide links to information from technical experts and government so you can find out more.
As cane growers and sugar millers, we want to be actively involved in discussions about sugar, obesity and health. We want balanced and accurate information to be available to everyone.
We believe positive changes come about when people are motivated and have the full facts. We want everyone to make informed and confident decisions about what to eat and drink.