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    • Sugar

    • The World Corrupted: From Slavery to Obesity
    • By: James Walvin
    • Narrated by: Roger Davis
    • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    How did a simple commodity, once the prized monopoly of kings and princes, become an essential ingredient in the lives of millions, before mutating yet again into the cause of a global health epidemic? Prior to 1600, sugar was a costly luxury, the domain of the rich. But with the rise of the sugar colonies in the New World over the following century, sugar became cheap, ubiquitous, and an everyday necessity. Less than 50 years ago, few people suggested that sugar posed a global health problem.

    • The World Corrupted: From Slavery to Obesity
    • By: James Walvin
    • Narrated by: Roger Davis
    • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
    • Release date: 04-03-18
    • 4 out of 5 stars 16 ratings

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Sugar

    • The world corrupted, from slavery to obesity
    • By: James Walvin
    • Narrated by: Roger Davis
    • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 16

    Prior to 1600, sugar was a costly luxury, the preserve of the rich. But with the rise of the European sugar colonies in the Americas in the 17th century, sugar became cheap, ubiquitous and hugely popular - an everyday necessity. As recently as the 1970s, very few people suggested that sugar posed a global health problem; yet today, sugar is regularly denounced as a dangerous addiction, on a par with tobacco, and the cause of a global obesity epidemic. While sugar consumption remains higher than ever.

    • The world corrupted, from slavery to obesity
    • By: James Walvin
    • Narrated by: Roger Davis
    • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
    • Release date: 07-13-17
    • 4 out of 5 stars 18 ratings

    Regular price: $20.65