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Low Carb Documentary ‘Carb-Loaded’ Secures Funding On KickStarter

Published on August 12, 2013,

Documentary film producers Lathe Poland and Eric Carlsen have been successful in their KickStarter campaign to raise funds for their Carb-Loaded documentary, raising a total of just over $58,000 against a target $40, 000. This is from the Carb-Loaded website…

carbloadedWe are pleased to announce that we have made (and surpassed) our funding goal for the KickStarter Campaign. The kind words of encouragement and support are very much appreciated. The campaign started slowly, but in the last two weeks it took off like a rocket.

The Carb-Loaded documentary will explore the exploding diabetes epidemic and contain interviews with Gary Taubes, David Katz, Marion Nestle, Tim Noakes, Marlene Schwartz, Brian Wansink, Yoni Freddhoff, Andrea Dimauro and Ronald Tamler.

The KickStarter funds will be used on travel to complete the remaining interviews, the creatio of graphics and animation, the musical score and content licensing and fees.

You can see a video from the pair in response to hitting their Kickstarter target at: Thanks you all

To stay updated on progress visit the Carb-Loaded website

Opportunity: Become A Backer Of ‘Carb-Loaded’ and Help Challenge The Diabetes Epidemic

Published on July 15, 2013,

Recently we helped publicise a new documentary film project called Cereal Killers which has successfully used the Kickstarter crowdfunding platform to raise funds towards its launch and promotion. Now Carb-Loaded: A Culture Dying To Eat has taken to Kickstarter to raise $40,000 to put the final touches to its production. Carb-Loaded already has interviews in the can with some fabulous commentators (including Gary Taubes, Tim Noakes, and Yoni Freedhoff who feature regularly on this site). It looks like a great project – we’re backing it and if you want to then you can from as little as $1…

Carb-Loaded: A Culture Dying to Eat is a documentary film being produced by Lathe Poland and Eric Carlsen. The film will explore the exploding diabetes epidemic. Not by coincidence, Lathe was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in 2010. He always thought of himself as a healthy eater. He rarely ate sweets, never drank soda, and had no family history of diabetes. Why would a seemingly healthy thirty-something like Lathe get a disease like this? The misconception that he had, like many people, was that diabetes is either hereditary and it’s not your fault, or you eat junk food like it’s going out of style and you end up diabetic.

“According to The Journal Pediatrics, pre-diabetes and diabetes cases in children ages 12-19, grew from 9% in the year 2000 to 23% in 2008.”

Is our lifestyle, culture, or food ecosystem enabling the sky-rocketing increase in diabetes and obesity? Or is it the catalyst? More importantly, can this wave of momentum be reversed? These are the questions that will be answered in the film Carb-Loaded: A Culture Dying to Eat. Leading nutrition scientists, doctors and researchers will weigh in on this unparalleled epidemic. Additionally, the film will explore our connection to a food culture that may be responsible for the most expensive healthcare crisis in modern memory.

See more at: Carb-Loaded: A Culture Dying to Eat

Video: Follow A New Documentary in Production: Carb-Loaded – A Culture Dying To Eat

Published on April 3, 2013,

Shooting has begun on the documentary film Carb-Loaded: A Culture Dying to Eat. The film tackles modern food culture and the exploding diabetes epidemic.  The project will feature nationally renowned authorities on food culture and health and you can see an video about the production here…

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Here is some background to the documentary….

The rate of diabetes is skyrocketing to nearly one in three people. The total cost of diabetes has increased over 40% since 2007.

“Society ends up footing that bill through higher healthcare costs.” states Lathe Poland, one of the films creators, “Whether someone has diabetes or not, they are likely paying for it every day.”

Mr. Poland along with Eric Carlsen trace the origin story of this massive health and economic crisis, and the food culture that makes it possible.

Production will continue through the summer of 2013 with the release set for the spring of 2014.

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