Sept. 14th AM Live Ag Report

FRESNO, Calif.

The sugar industry has filed a lawsuit against corn syrup makers who want to call their product "corn sugar." Sugar producers say high fructose corn syrup is not natural like regular sugar and is less healthy.

High fructose corn syrup's image has suffered in recent years after some studies suggested a link to rising levels of obesity.

Tuesday, a judge heard arguments to dismiss the lawsuit. She said she would issue a ruling, but did not say when.

Our country's food supply is still not protected from a possible terrorist attack.

After 9/11, there were fears terrorists might poison the country's food. A new report shows difficulty in protecting cattle and crops since the September 11th attacks.

The Associated Press also found the government has spent at least $3-billion on food counter-terrorism in the last decade, but key programs have been bogged down in bureaucracy.

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