Entertainment Patrol

Sugar Power? Sony Makes a Battery Fueled By the Sweet Stuff

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Note from Connie: We’ve told you before about the fact that sugar-powered batteries are being developed, but now it sounds like it’s actually going to go on the market sometime in the near future. My research assistant Jennifer Moore found an interesting item on the National Confectioners Association’s website, which reported that the Japanese entertainment […]

Celebrity Corner

Soda Can Pack on the Pounds: A Morbidly Obese Guest on “The Dr. Phil Show” Learns The Truth About Her Addiction to Soft Drinks

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TV talk show host and psychologist Phil McGraw (a.k.a. "Dr. Phil") — author of The Ultimate Weight Solution — often describes his work as giving people wake up calls about their lives and behaviors. He delivered a real-eye opener on a recent episode of "The Dr. Phil Show", called "Overweight and Forgotten." His first guest […]

Celebrity Corner

Bill Clinton and Rachael Ray Tag Team Childhood Obesity

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Former President Bill Clinton and talk show host Rachael Ray are teaming up to fight the childhood obesity crisis, according to an article in the New York Times by reporter Kim Severson. For her part, Ray just launched Yum-O, a nonprofit organization that "educates kids and their parents about cooking, enabling them to explore the […]

Announcements

See Snazzy, Revised Book Cover for SUGAR SHOCK!

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I’m pleased to show you the final cover design for my upcoming book SUGAR SHOCK! It now features the wonderful endorsement that bestselling author Dr. Mehmet Oz (YOU: The Owner’s Manual) was kind enough to give. As I’ve mentioned previously, after five years of researching, writing and editing my book, it will finally see the […]

Big Sugar & Big Food News

Food Film Opens

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"The Future of Food," a documentary written and directed by Deborah Koons Garcia (the widow of Grateful Dead guitarist Jerry Garcia), opens in Manhattan today. The film — which The New York Times describes as a "sober, far-reaching polemic against genetically modified foods" — deals with growing concerns over how our crops are produced and […]

Blood Sugar Blues

More “Chocolate Factory” Comments

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In my earlier review of "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," I promised to offer further thoughts and insights about the movie. While the film was, indeed, visually striking and entertaining, it also contained some sarcastic, sinister undertones. For example, Willy Wonka’s Johnny Depp is a curious mix. He’s unbalanced, unstable and almost Michael Jackson-ish on […]