Sugar Highs (And Lows): A History of "White Gold"

Jan 9, 2018

The history of sugar is a complicated one. Once available to only the rich and powerful, sugar now shows up in everything from cereals and soups, to cigarettes and body scrubs. It is known to both have medicinal qualities and to contribute to a variety of health problems.

This hour we trace the history of sugar and discuss how the sugar industry may be driving a global addiction to the sweet substance.


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Colin McEnroe and Chion Wolf contributed to this show.