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Why Is ‘Merica So Fat? This Film Exposes The Bitter Truth About Sugar And America’s Obesity Problem

By Talan Torriero
April 29, 2014

Produced and narrated by none other than Katie Couric, one of the most mainstream voices in American media, Fed Up, which opens on May 9, appears to be a broadside against the sugar industry. In the new trailer, even First Lady Michelle Obama’s exercise-first approach to childhood weight issues is subtly mocked. Commenters ranging from Bill Clinton and Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, to Michael Pollan and Mark Bittman help build the argument that the obesity crisis was brought on by greedy junk food companies, permissive federal legislation and subsidies, and a government that tells us that systemic weight gain is all our fault.

“Junk food companies are acting very much like tobacco companies did 30 years ago,” Bittman says in the trailer.

Check out the trailer for yourself below…