Cut in sugar production hikes up grocery bills

NEW YORK - A cut in production of sugar has many residents feeling sticker shock at their supermarket.

Foods that use sugar as an ingredient, such as cereal or juice, have seen an increase in cost. The lack of sugar production means that hard-to-find corn is now being used as a sweetener.

Farmers say they the demand for corn is driving prices higher. Many did not have a productive year due to the weather. In the supermarket, residents say they are shelling out almost twice as much for their weekly groceries.

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