I've having a regular Paleogasm here!
On the first episode of BBC's 3-part series, they've:
- Had positive talking points from Lustig and Taubes, as well as former and current industry insiders regarding current food "products"
- Shown how Corn Subsidies under the Nixon Administration indirectly raised calorie consumption by making meat and high-calorie sweets low-cost
- Shown how Ancel Keys used nasty tactics to discredit anyone (Yadkins) with an opposing viewpoint on Saturated fats.
- Pretty much looks at sugar, and it's lobbies in a negative light (specifically how the sugar industry threatened the World Health Organization and US Government with withdrawal of lobby/research funding if their findings on sugar consumption as related to heart disease and obesity).
- Shows UK and American research regarding physical addictions to food and how food marketing exploits it.
In a nutshell, it puts the blame on a 30-year "perfect storm" of profits, lobbies, politics, and bad science.
I am pleasantly surprised with this first episode. Looking forward to 2 and 3 now. It's all stuff I already knew, but frankly I'm used to seeing "blah blah, less meat, blah blah, exercise, blah blah, fat people are lazy" and it was refreshing to see a "higher logic" reaching the masses (albeit on the other side of the Atlantic).