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

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Michèle Hozer

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Roxana Spicer
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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
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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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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 May 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Die große Zuckerlüge See more »

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Longmont, Colorado, USA See more »

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The Cutting Factory See more »
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Great documentary about important topic
12 February 2017 | by ken-parker-3See all my reviews

This is a very well-produced documentary about how a "harmless" (according to sugar industry research) ingredient has been added to our diets in toxic quantities. It is powerful stuff.

The comparison with tobacco co's, their motives and tactics, is frightening. The documentary highlights the fact that it's the same exact playbook. I remember watching the transition in the mid-60's to today.

They open and close the movie by showing how our holidays and most sacred events are all bathed in sugar. How did the industry pull off such a coup in the most intimate parts of our lives?!

The movie certainly boosted my awareness of and opposition to sugar.


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