Candy is Big Business in U.S., Sugar Industry Concerned about Policy

Dan Specialty Crops, Sugar, This Land of Ours

American candy makers are doing quite well, but is there a threat to the sugar industry? That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. It seems the U.S. has a sweet tooth, and that means big profits for candy makers. According to the National Confectioners Association, U.S. confectionery sales will reach $44.9 billion by 2026, which is a more than 20 …

Rising Chocolate Demand Means More Plant Health Research

Dan Specialty Crops, This Land of Ours

As demand for chocolate rises, so does the need for agricultural research. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. When was the last time you had a bite of chocolate? USDA researcher Doctor Alina Puig says people around the world are wanting it more, and that means a higher demand for cacao beans. As much as 40 percent of …