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Sugar Coated

This is a very interesting documentary detailing how, over half a century, sugar has become a principal ingredient in most processed foods. The film describes the rise of the sugar industry and its lobbying efforts and its failure to take any responsibility in the growing diabetes and overweight epidemics. The director, I think quite convincingly, makes that case the sugar industry is what the cigarette industry was only a few decades ago: consistently denying the science, and developing marketing campaigns that capitalize on uncertainty to market their products. In the meantime, doctors are treating the first cases of children with fatty liver disease and Type II diabetes. Thumbs up for a film that looks carefully at the different factors impacting the sugar epidemic and how we have literally become “addicted to food”.

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