Few stories are as timely as The Food Mafia. Inspired by true events, it shines a telling light on the nefarious practices of the processed food and sugar industries, following the fictional journey of Bobby Greystein as he takes on them both in a David v. Goliath legal battle in which art mimics reality.
Bobby Greystein never imagined that, in the process of creating a healthy food company, beginning with the simple cookie, he’d uncover the biggest wrong ever perpetrated on the American people – bigger than illegal drugs, bigger than Big Tobacco and, perhaps, bigger than terrorism itself… a wrong perpetrated by one of the largest food companies in the world, conspiring with the sugar cartels, the corn lobby and, yes, The Food Mafia.
Death, bombings, eavesdropping and assassinations don’t normally accompany legal disputes over cookies, but here, no one is safe. The Big Food-Big Sugar Industrial Complex will do anything to protect their bottom line, and the fact that people are dying in the millions on the battlefield of profit over people, and greed over health, does not matter. Indeed, it is estimated that 150 million people suffer from pre-diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes and obesity, yet the food and sugar industry turns a blind eye.
As Yuval Noah Harari writes in his epic book, Homo Deus, “Whereas ain 2010 obesity and related illnesses killed about 3 million people, terrorists killed a total of 7,697 people across the globe, most of them in developing countries. For the average American or European, Coca-Cola poses a far deadlier threat than al-Qaeda.”
The Food Mafia tells this story from the viewpoint of a real-life insider.