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Big Sugar 2005

  • Ended
  • CBC
  • 2005-09-20T01:00:00+01:00
  • 45 mins
  • 1 hour, 30 mins
  • Documentary

Big Sugar explores the dark history and modern power of the world's reigning sugar cartels. Using dramatic reenactments, it reveals how sugar was at the heart of slavery in the West Indies in the 18th century, while showing how present-day consumers are slaves to a sugar-based diet. A lost chapter of Canadian history is discovered, illustrating how 18th century sugar lobbyists in England used blackmail and bribes to determine the fate of Canada.

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