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Sugar Coated (2015)

How the food industry sugar-coated science, sweetened the food supply, and seduced a planet, one spoonful at a time.


Michèle Hozer


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gary Taubes Gary Taubes ... Himself, author of 'The Case Against Sugar'
Robert Lustig Robert Lustig ... Himself, pediatric endocrinologist
Craig Wilcox Craig Wilcox ... Himself, PhD., The Okinawa Centenarian Study
Alexis Gomez Alexis Gomez ... Herself, Robert Lustig's former patient
Cristin Kearns Cristin Kearns ... Herself, dentist
Yoni Freedhoff Yoni Freedhoff ... Himself, assistant professor of family medicine, University of Ottawa
Jean-Marc Schwarz Jean-Marc Schwarz ... Himself, biochemist
John Yudkin John Yudkin ... Himself, British physiologist, author of 'Pure, White and Deadly: The Problem of Sugar' (archive footage)
Ancel Keys Ancel Keys ... Himself, American physiologist (archive footage)
Sami Inkinen Sami Inkinen ... Himself, triathlete
Merdith Loring Merdith Loring ... Herself, triathlete
John L. Sievenpiper John L. Sievenpiper ... Himself, nutrition scientist, St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto
Frank Lisciandro Frank Lisciandro ... Himself
Sheldon Reiser Sheldon Reiser ... Himself (archive footage)
Judith Hallfrisch Judith Hallfrisch ... Herself, nutrition scientist


How did the food industry get us to stop asking the question: is sugar toxic? It all starts with a secret PR campaign dating back to the 1970s. For forty years, Big Sugar deflected all threats to its multi-billion dollar empire, while sweetening the world's food supply. As obesity, diabetes, and heart disease rates skyrocket, doctors are now treating the first generation of children suffering from fatty liver disease. The sugar industry is once again under siege. They dodged the bullet once. Will they do it again?

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How the food industry seduced the world one spoonful at a time.









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1 May 2016 (USA) See more »

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Die große Zuckerlüge See more »

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Longmont, Colorado, USA See more »

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Important and interesting
21 July 2016 | by OJTSee all my reviews

This Canadian documentary is the kind of documentaries I love. Research- based and with important interviews and interesting facts shown in a graphic and understandable way.

Sugar is the most drastic change in diet ever made in human history.

The film discussed the troubled consequences of sugar being put into 75 percent of the processed food we eat. The problem is that the sugar industry does what it can for us to use as much of the stuff as possible, hence the industry earns more. The film also discussed food in general, and the battle of fat and sugar, and the false papers made to make us buy into the "low fat" argumentation, and instead filling the fat gap with processed sugar.

The film also debates if children today could have a better everyday situation without all the added sugar. You could say sugar being one of the main problems we face in today's world. And it's not only USA and Europe. It's all across the world.

The Sugar is today's tobacco problem. Scary, but well worth watching.

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