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Sugar Coated

Directed by Michèle Hozer
Canada, 2015 (documentary, 90 minutes, colour, English)
Also known as "Ei sukkeravhengig verd", "Sockrad sanning", "Sokeroitu totuus"

Film Description:
"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? This documentary investigates the history of the food industry's use of sugar, its health impact on society and the politics of the 'new tobacco.' It's dangerous, it's everywhere, it's PR-protected. But has the sugar industry finally met its match?"
-- White Pine Pictures (source)

Film Credits (partial):
Written by: Roxana Spicer
Produced by: Michèle Hozer, Janice Dawe, Nathalie Bibeau, Jan Rofekamp
Participants: Robert Lustig, Gary Taubes, Yoni Freedhoff, Stanton A. Glantz, Sami Inkinen, Cristin Kearns
Film Editing: Michèle Hozer
Music: Russell Walker
Production Company: The Cutting Factory

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