FMTV - Hooked On Food

Hooked On Food

Runtime: 52m 46s | Release date: 2012

In recent years, eating has become a health hazard. We love our potato chips, candy, and fast food…however bad they are for our health. And we still continue to consume these products in ever greater quantities. After the war on tobacco, a new battle is underway: the fight for healthier food.

So, why do we consume so much processed food and why are we so hooked on it? How exactly does the relentless agribusiness keep us coming back for more? How does it mold our tastes, influence our cravings and feed our addictions?

The few independent researchers who dare raise concerns about processed food are often ignored. Opposite them, the giant multinationals who fund the majority of research into nutrition are highly organized and present at every level of decision making. They are even involved in government campaigns on nutrition and health.

Rémi, our French-American reporter, will investigate current eating habits in Europe and America, and meet those involved in this new global food war. We will hear from scientists tracking sugar addiction, the businessmen playing on our weaknesses, legal experts preparing to challenge the might of the industry, and the simple lovers of good food.

A compelling documentary that reveals the latest ways the agribusiness is trying to tempt us, and the ways we, as consumers, can try to resist.

Featuring:

Rémy Burkel 
Sylvie Deleule
Laure Noualhat

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Robin Gyton | 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Ugh - I hope those mental pictures of rows and shelves, full of plastic, packaging, and precooked food - can stay with me on regular supermarket visits. Not nice to see what has just become the norm now. Thanks for the wake up call.
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Ivory David | FMTV | 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Thank you for tuning in Robin, indeed such an eye-opening film ~ Ivory@FMTV
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Marie-France Tremblay | 3 months, 2 weeks ago
I know there is a french version of this movie. It would be great to have the possibility to listen it in French with FMTV. I enjoy your movie selection, and I would like to enjoy them with my french-speaking-family.
Here’s the french version adress for this movie:
https://www.zed.fr/en/tv/distribution/catalogue/programme/hooked-on-food?media=829
That would be really nice! Thank you
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Barb Shaffer | 1 year, 7 months ago
having trouble watching this video, anyone else?
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Joyce Ann Solomon | FMTV | 1 year, 7 months ago
Hello Barb, apologies for the inconvenience, may we know what error are you getting? You may also connect with us via Live Chat and we will assist you right away: https://lc.chat/now/4458521 :) ~ Joyce
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Diane Brodeur | 1 year, 9 months ago
How can I take the subtitles off
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Pauline Balidiong | FMTV | 1 year, 9 months ago
Hello Diane :) You can remove the subtitles by clicking the 'CC' button that can be found on the screen :)
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Beth Sobiloff | 2 years, 2 months ago
Very clever and well done! Everyone in America should watch this!
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Iris Aguanta | FMTV | 2 years, 2 months ago
I agree with you, Beth! Thanks for watching :) ~ Iris
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Velma Garnes | 2 years, 3 months ago
I live for these kinds of documentaries as opposed to the ones that try to tell us whether we should eat meat, carbs, etc. Let me make that choice. I appreciate education on how research is done and how our "choices" are affected and how much time energy and effort is spent on trying to sway us one way or another. If we knew such things we can feel more in control of our choices, but those are probably the kinds of things the industry doesn't want you to know about. I wholeheartedly appreciated this docu and the others like them because it's more about education, and less about persuasion. Thank you.
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