INFLATION: Ache in the Sweet Tooth

Few of the pains of inflation have so infuriated consumers as the ache in their sweet tooth caused by the astounding rise in sugar prices. Since January, the store price of a 5-lb. bag of sugar has rocketed from 900 to $3.45; wholesale sugar prices have been raised seven times in the past six weeks. Consumers have tried to strike back by organizing sporadic regional boycotts, and last week Carol Tucker Foreman, executive director of the Consumer Federation of America, which claims 30 million members, announced plans for a nationwide boycott from Dec. 1 to 10. Even some grocery...

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