Big Sugar

Big Sugar

  • 2005
  • 1 Season

From its early days with ties to slavery to modern times with its detrimental effects on the Everglades & political ties, Big Sugar explores the dark history & 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 while showing how present-day consumers are slaves to a sugar-based diet.

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Part 2
2. Part 2
April 19, 2005
With the obesity epidemic sweeping the world, war is being declared on Big Sugar, though this is not the first time sugar has been put on the defensive. Being a key part of the triangular slave trade, abolitionists fought against the practice as far back as the 18th century.
Part 1
1. Part 1
April 19, 2005
In the first part of this series, we explore how sugar has shaped the world as we know it & continues today. In the past sugar barons in England influenced parliament to take Canada from the French vs other sugar-producing islands. Today's sugar barons pay their workers $2 a day for cutting at least a ton of sugarcane & keep them in borderline slavery conditions.
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From its early days with ties to slavery to modern times with its detrimental effects on the Everglades & political ties, Big Sugar explores the dark history & 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 while showing how present-day consumers are slaves to a sugar-based diet.Big Sugar is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (2 episodes). The series first aired on April 19, 2005.

Big Sugar is available for streaming on the Multicom Entertainment Group (MEG) website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Big Sugar on demand at Amazon Prime and Amazon.

  • Premiere Date
    April 19, 2005