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CopperFoxsee t1_iy7yfh3 wrote

It is 100% public relations bullshit. If big corporations really wanted to end slave labour, they would work with the supply chain to stop it, not just refuse to buy the product.


MarvinHeemyerlives t1_iy8p3v6 wrote

The big US sugar manufacturers are behind it, they don't want cheap sugar in America. Rest of the world pays half what we Americans do for refined sugar.


CO_PC_Parts t1_iy94dx7 wrote

Yup, the US gov't heavily restricts foreign sugar. This is just another excuse to exclude additional sugar. Also sugar is price fixed and not a true market commodity.

I grew up in a sugar beet region of the US. If you bring any of this up they say that sugar needs to be protected and yadda yadda yadda. They bitch about everything the gov't does, except when it comes time to hand out those subsidy checks.