“Sugar, sweet lies”
Dissemination : Arte
Tuesday 13 October 2015, 20H55 (85 minutes)
How, over the years 1970, the food industry has worked to increase the dose of sugar on our plates, with the key a major public health problem : obesity, diabetes and heart disease are spreading around the world, particularly in children. This investigation reveals the lies of the sugar industry and the possible remedies to curb the epidemic.
It is peeling the internal archives of the Great Western Sugar Company, one of the jewels of the American sugar industry, what the dentist Cristin Kearns is a discovery of size, exposed end 2012 in the American magazine Mother Jones : in the years 1970, the global sugar industry has developed a strategy of conquest, to include more of sucrose in the world daily diet, and knowingly conceal health risks. Forty years, the American sugar Association and its counterparts from other continents have managed to grow a heavy multi-billion empire and transform global eating habits. Consequence of the new addiction they knew generalize, Obesity, diabetes and heart disease are spreading around the world, particularly in children.
Sugar and tobacco, same fight ?
The sugar lobby is now in the dock. His line of defense, so far, does not move from one iota : It requires of his detractors still more evidence of the harmful effects of sugar. Manoeuvres that are reminiscent of those of the tobacco industry to delay costs that the implementation of political decisions. Then the industry, research and public authorities will struggle increasingly harder, Health time bomb approach of explosion... This investigation reveals the lies of the sugar industry and the possible remedies to curb the epidemic.
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