The Doylestown Food Market is partnering with the County Theater to present the Farm Fresh Film Series, three screenings that speak to our message: what we put in our bodies impacts our health, our community, and our world.
We have selected a new film replacing Food For Change. The series continues May 18th, 2017 with the film Sugar Coated.
Sugar Coated is a new award winning documentary film which asks some pretty important questions, starting with;
"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. Can they do it again?
Today, industry is deploying its old tactics and pulling out the old adage “we just eat too damn much.” This time consumers aren’t buying it. The critics have gotten smarter, bolder, and madder and science is catching up.
Pediatric endocrinologist, Dr. Robert Lustig thinks we’ve all been ‘frucked’ by industry. He’s evangelical, blaming sugar for a waiting room filled with obese kids with fatty livers. His flock of five million online followers grows daily. In the court of public opinion, he’s part of a leading group of experts who are putting sugar on trial.
But Japan’s not waiting for the verdict. For the first time in history, their children are burdened with lifestyle diseases that their parents never faced. To counter a health crisis that could sink their economy, Japan’s introduced a radical new law that takes aim at another ‘bottom line’: the girth of the nation’s waistlines.
Pulling back the curtain on the sugar-coated tactics of an industry once again under attack, this documentary will give you a chilling feeling of déjà vu. Today the industry is back sweetening the message. But this time, history comes knocking.
When the doors closed at the Great Western Sugar Company in Colorado in 1976, someone forgot to sweep the floor. Gathering dust in the archives were 1500 pages of internal documents exposing how the Sugar Industry used Tobacco-style tactics to dismiss troubling health claims against their products. Denver dentist turned postdoctoral scholar at the UCSF School of Medicine, Cristin Kearns, knew she’d stumbled on something big: the industry’s secret playbook. Her mentor, Stan Glantz, the superstar professor from San Francisco who brought down Big Tobacco warns, it’s going to get dirty.
While industry and science duke it out, are we sitting on a dietary time bomb?
Tickets are $8 for Doylestown Food Market Members/Owners and $10 for everyone else, including County Theater Members.
We are enormously grateful to our 2017 Film Series Sponsors
Please plan on joining us for this important film, and spread the word to your family, friends and neighbors. Also, mark your calendar and save the date for the last film of the 2017 series:
- October 19th - Food Chains. Executive producer Eva Longoria reveals the human cost in our food supply and the complicity of large buyers of produce like fast food and supermarkets. Fast food is big, but supermarkets are bigger – earning $4 trillion globally. They have tremendous power over the agricultural system. Over the past 3 decades they have drained revenue from their supply chain leaving farm workers in poverty and forced to work under subhuman conditions. The film outlines several programs that are trying to rectify this and bringing hope to our nations farm workers.
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