FMTV - Global Junk Food

Global Junk Food

Runtime: 51m 27s | Release date: 2016

In Europe, food manufacturers have signed up to ‘responsibility pledges’ promising no added sugar, preservatives, artificial colors or flavors and not to target children. So why are they using tactics banned in the West in the developing world? There, they have created ultra-low-cost products with higher levels of salt, sugar, and saturated fats.

Filmed in Brazil, India, and France, we investigate the new tactics of brands like Coca-Cola, McDonald’s and Domino’s Pizza.


Ekaterine Karageorgtadis
Luciano Sa
Javier Bardo
Pedro Antonio de Oliveira Machado 
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Stephane Martin


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Carole Anne | 5 months, 3 weeks ago
This may sound "Naive" for 2019 but I can`t get the John Prine song out of my head , "Blow Up Your TV .
I raised three children without TV...figured they would get enuf "commercial" bombardment when they`d hang out with friends. Instead we did lots of reading , & outdoor play plus gardening & organizes sports.
Now no TV for my grandchildren ( both parents were raised without TV)...however they are allowed very limited "screen time" (IPads) times , once a week on Fri. After school activities include sports , backyard games (regardless of weather)....and story time every night.
I`m not aiming for kudos...I just cant get my head around that we are allowing children to be exposed to this evil !
I wish eveyrone could watch this documentary!
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Ivory David | FMTV | 5 months, 3 weeks ago
This is an incredible story Carole, thank you for sharing this with us. You did an amazing job back then and it's nice to know that it is being followed by your family up to this day ~ Ivory :)
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Chels B | 7 months ago
It's not surprising that Giant American fast food companies get into the poorest population, where help is most's just really sad to see. What's surprising is that the parents these days are so oblivious on food education to their children, and so little control on the information that are bombarding at the young ones...
I've been looking for health documentaries everywhere, now I found it all on FMTV, what you doing here is not just providing a collection of health information, but also initiating a movement- the healthy and happy movement.
Thank you!
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Karelle | FMTV | 7 months ago
Thank you for watching, Chels! ~ Karelle
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Cynthia Clark | 1 year, 2 months ago
An excellent film! I did a French fry (2 different fast food franchises) 4 years ago to see how long it would take to not looking eatable. After 4 years, the 2 fries were still eatable. I finally threw them away.
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Ivory David | FMTV | 1 year, 2 months ago
Thank you for watching Cynthia :) ~ Ivory
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MARJORY CHAM | 1 year, 3 months ago
We are all one family-the human family, so it is sad to think that we ALL wont be affected by this greedy behavior on the part of these companies :(
I try my best to educate myself and my family, and when we eat out, we try to be health conscious, but it is so hard, since they lie a bout everything!!!
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Ivory David | FMTV | 1 year, 3 months ago
Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us Marjory and we appreciate your time watching this eye-opener FMTV content ~ Ivory :)
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Sharon Vickner | 2 years, 8 months ago
Every person that is a care giver to children, be it a parent, grandparent or day care provider; should watch and learn. Deception is everywhere and in all honesty brand recognition can be misleading. Excellent documentary for those still unsure of what is going on in the branding world. For me, I haven't eaten fast food for 20 years so this concept of offering games with junk food type rewards, sickens me.
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Jasmin Habelito | FMTV | 2 years, 8 months ago
Thanks for an insightful feedback :) Best, Jasmin

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