Sunday 11 May 2014

When puritans collide

The people who brought you An Inconvenient Truth have made a film about sugar which boats Robert Lustig as its scientific consultant. That should be fun.

Quite wonderfully, children won't be able to see Fed Up - for that is what it's called - unless accompanied by an adult. This is because the anti-sugar puritans have been undermined by the anti-smoking puritans...

“Fed Up” is rated PG (Parental guidance suggested). This is a ridiculous rating, one that was partly given to the movie because it contains images of cigarette smoking that are used to compare Big Tobacco with Big Food.

If the Smokefree Movies crusaders had their way, kids wouldn't be able to see it at all. Oh, what a tangled web we weave.

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