US food groups warn of sugar shortage
Leading US food groups such as Hershey, Mars, and Krispy Kreme Doughnuts have warned the Obama administration that the country could "run out of sugar" and jobs could be lost unless curbs on imports are relaxed.
Published: 4:35PM BST 13 Aug 2009
US food groups claim shortages could lead to higher prices for consumers.
The food producers, which also include Kraft and General Mills, gave the warning in a letter to the Obama administration. They claim that unless import quotas are increased there could be a severe shortage of sugar used in chocolate bars, breakfast cereal, cookies, chewing gum and thousands of other products.