Attitudes about the industrialization of food have changed greatly over the past several decades. What used to be considered a scientific miracle now seems like a horrific joke. For example, piglets being reared in incubators that look like tiny iron lungs, or fish raised in tanks of runoff water – and growing at a remarkable rate! – from a nuclear power plant.
These scenarios and more are presented in this video as it traces the rise and fall of processed food, from promising cure for malnourishment to eventually being linked to obesity, heart disease, and cancer.
The program also reviews 20th-century theories about the cause of obesity, and the diets and miracle cures designed to combat weight gain.
Viewing time: 52 minutes. In English, with English-language subtitles. 2010.
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