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Table 4 Sugar Industry Activities Leading to the Sugar Association’s 1975 Publication “Sugar in the Diet of Man”

From: In defense of sugar: a critical analysis of rhetorical strategies used in The Sugar Association’s award-winning 1976 public relations campaign

Dates Sugar Industry Organization Key Actions
Mar. 1971 Sugar Information, Inc. / Amstar • Received report title “Coping with new dangers: an Action plan for Sugar Information in the face of mounting criticism” from public relations firm Ruder and Finn, Inc. [54]
Feb. / Mar. 1971 Amstar • Organized the Amstar Food and Nutrition Advisory Council (FNAC) [55]
March 1972 International Sugar Research Foundation • Held symposium: “Sugar and Human Health” [56]: o Topic 1 – “Sugar in Nutrition” o Topic 2 – “Atheroma, Is Sugar Involved?”
Sept. 1972 International Sugar Research Foundation • Held symposium “Sugar, Growth and Development, Energy, Sucrose and a Balanced Diet.” [57]
Nov. 1972 Amstar / Nutrition Foundation • Held symposium: “Sugar’s in Nutrition” [58, 59]
1973 The Sugar Association • Organized its own FNAC [53]
Aug. 1973 Marabou • Held symposium: “The Role of Sugar in Modern Nutrition” [60]
Sept.1973 International Sugar Research Foundation • Held symposium: “A Research Profile of Sugar as a Food” [61]
Dec. 1973 The Sugar Association • Held its first FNAC conference to collate “Sugar in the Diet of Man” [47]
Jan. 1974 The Sugar Association • Held its second conference to collate “Sugar in the Diet of Man” [47]
Mar. 1974 International Sugar Research Foundation • Held symposium: o “Is the Risk of Becoming Diabetic Affected by Sugar Consumption?” [62]
Sept.1974 International Sugar Research Foundation • Held symposium: o “Dental Caries: A review of current research on the prevention of cavities Part 1” [63]
1974 Nutrition Foundation • “Sugar’s in Nutrition” published as the first monograph in a new series [59] ▪ Based on November 1972 symposium.
Mar. 1975 International Sugar Research Foundation • Held symposium: “Dental Caries: A review of current research on the prevention of cavities Part 2” [63]
1975 International Sugar Research Foundation • Published a commissioned a review: “The role of sucrose in foods, A comprehensive review of 30 years of research” [64]
1975 The Sugar Association • “Sugar in the Diet of Man” published without disclosing sponsorship [46]
1975 Amstar • Re-directed its FNAC to focus on company specific issues in 1975 after executives had determined that SA’s FNAC was “well organized and competent.” [65]