Fast Food, Fat Profits: Obesity in America

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Synopsis

One out of every three Americans is obese, but food revolutions are under-way and some are fighting back.

Obesity in the United States has reached a crisis point. Two out of every three Americans are overweight, one out of every three is obese. One in three are expected to have diabetes by 2050.

Minorities have been even more profoundly affected. African-Americans have a 50 per cent higher prevalence of obesity and Hispanics 25 per cent higher when compared with whites.

How did the weight of Americans get out of hand? This film explores the world of cheap food for Americans living in the margins. What opportunities do people have to eat healthy? Who is responsible for allowing high sugar foods and processed food in American Schools?

Al Jazeera’s Fault Lines finds food revolutions taking place and speaks with the people that are fighting back.

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(2010)

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