Corn Syrup Cos. Roped Back Into Sugar False Ad Suit

Law360, New York (November 21, 2011, 3:27 PM EST) -- Sugar cane and sugar beet growers lodged a new complaint Friday over an alleged conspiracy to deceptively rename corn syrup as "corn sugar," bringing individual corn syrup producers including Archer Daniels Midland Co. and Cargill Inc. back into a suit they'd escaped in October.

The plaintiffs, sugar companies and trade groups, say the Corn Refiners Association and its corporate members have embarked on a national advertising campaign intended to deceive the public into thinking that high-fructose corn syrup is a natural product equivalent to cane or beet...
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