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How much sugar is in that? A look at soup, salad dressing and other foods with sugar

...many people aren't aware of how much sugar they're eating every day. In fact, that's one reason the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is proposing the first overhaul of nutrition labels in two decades. In addition to highlighting the number...
Herbal supplement industry questions DNA tests after New York halts some sales

ALBANY, N.Y. - DNA barcoding has exposed some infamous cases of food fraud, like cheap catfish sold as pricey grouper and expensive "sheep's milk" cheese that was really made from cow's milk.
Production winding down at NutraSweet

Production is winding down at the NutraSweet plant in Augusta. Only about 15 percent of its workforce will remain at the facility past mid-March.
New wrinkle in Ga. marijuana law

ATLANTA -- This year's version of legislation to permit the use of marijuana-based medicine no longer has a provision to allow production of the crop in Georgia.
FDA official warns of dangers of caffeine powder

ATLANTA - A U.S. Food and Drug Administration official is warning of the dangers of powdered pure caffeine after the deaths of a Georgia man and an Ohio teenager.Michael Landa...
Hard to swallow

Warning labels on food appear to pack the same punch as warning labels on cigarettes and alcoholic beverages.
NutraSweet to stop making aspartame, downsize Augusta plant

The Augusta-based NutraSweet plant will soon stop production of the artificial sweetener aspartame resulting in a massive layoff at the facility by the end of 2014.
More than 14 million beat cancer odds with more new treatments available

There are now more than 14 million cancer survivors in the U.S. and new treatments mean many more could be joining them.
AmbioPharm Inc. to expand North Augusta workforce, operations

A biopharmaceutical manufacturer rooted in North Augusta is expanding its workforce and operations to keep pace with an increased market demand.
Hundreds of Georgia doctors uninsured

ATLANTA -- More than 2,500 doctors in Georgia do not have malpractice insurance, and their ranks include dozens who have been disciplined by the state medical board.