Our lust for sugar has changed the shape of the world economically culturally and scoially. Sanjida O' Connell reveals, in accessible and scintillating prose, the extraordinary and illuminating story of sugar's journey from a grass to world domination.
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O'Connell pulls the material together in an accessible and interesting way. By exposing sugar's impact on health, economies, landscape, politics and culture, she justifies her grandiose title. Sugar has indeed changed the world. - Independent
A timely publication...As the severity of the obesity crisis becomes clear, the truth about sugar is slowly dawning on the Western world - this, not salt or cocaine, is the white powder that threatens the health of nations. - Health and Fitness magazine
O'Connell explains humanity's ancient and complex relationship with sugar in clear, sparkling prose... This is a timely study of the way in which sugar is affecting our minds as well as our bodies. - Waitrose Food Illustrated
Sanjida O'Connell does for sugar what Dava Sobel did for longitude: make a gripping drama out of dry school lessons. - Guardian