Two Must-See Documentaries


I recently watched two award-winning documentaries – “Merchants of Doubt” and “Sugar Coated”. Both films point out how the same PR tactics used by the tobacco industry to mislead the public about the dangers of smoking are also used to create doubt about the reality of climate change and to hide the studies showing the dangerous effect of sugar.

In “Merchants of Doubt”, the film uses a professional magician’s methods of distracting the audience to create illusion as an analogy to what some scientists and others are doing to distract us from the reality of climate change and thereby forestall governmental action.

“Sugar Coated” focuses on the obesity, diabetes and heart disease rates that have skyrocketed as the amount of sugar consumed has also skyrocketed over the past few decades. For the first time doctors are seeing children suffer from fatty liver disease. The sugar industry was able to deflect the negative health claims about sugar in the 1970’s, but it is doubtful they will be able to do it again.

Both films are extremely well done and alarming in their exposes. Why are these truths hidden? One reason is greed. For the sake of our health, for the health of our children and future generations, and to keep our planet a place where humans can live and thrive, we must look at these issues realistically.

On one of these long winter nights, settle down and watch these documentaries. Then act – keep leading a greener lifestyle, cut back on sugar and spread the word!

 

For more green living tips, visit greenwithbetsy.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Advertisements

10 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Bill on January 18, 2017 at 2:13 pm

    Thanks Betsy

    Reply

  2. Posted by lmcm53 on January 18, 2017 at 2:15 pm

    Thanks, Betsy! I am hoping both of these films are on Netflix

    Reply

  3. Posted by Tudy & David Hill on January 18, 2017 at 5:58 pm

    Yes, GREED is probably the number one reason why advertising survives and tempts us to unrealistic living standards.Thanks, Betsy. I will look for these films.Tudy

    From: What’s Green with Betsy?!? To: malaria23uk@btinternet.com Sent: Wednesday, 18 January 2017, 8:43 Subject: [New post] Two Must-See Documentaries #yiv2392994085 a:hover {color:red;}#yiv2392994085 a {text-decoration:none;color:#0088cc;}#yiv2392994085 a.yiv2392994085primaryactionlink:link, #yiv2392994085 a.yiv2392994085primaryactionlink:visited {background-color:#2585B2;color:#fff;}#yiv2392994085 a.yiv2392994085primaryactionlink:hover, #yiv2392994085 a.yiv2392994085primaryactionlink:active {background-color:#11729E;color:#fff;}#yiv2392994085 WordPress.com | betsywild posted: “I recently watched two award-winning documentaries – “Merchants of Doubt” and “Sugar Coated”. Both films point out how the same PR tactics used by the tobacco industry to mislead the public about the dangers of smoking are also used to create doubt about ” | |

    Reply

    • Greed is the root of most problems! I just didn’t want to come across too strongly. Let me know your thoughts when you see the documentaries. Thanks for commenting.

      Reply

  4. I’ll look for them on Netfilx. I’m avoiding regular TV these days. Been off sugar for 20 days and love how I feel now. Advertising is another animal. Blatant mind control. Have several books on the subject. Thanks for sharing.

    Reply

Let me know what you think!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: