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The Age of Plenty

This major new series tells the untold story of how big business feeds us by transforming simple commodities into everyday necessities and highly profitable brands.

This episode tells the incredible story of how business has turned grain into one of the biggest success stories of the modern food industry.

With unprecedented access to the world's largest food companies, including Kellogg's, this is the inside story of how breakfast cereals have transformed the way we eat and the way we live.

This is the original processed, convenience food. It has ushered in a modern age of plenty in terms of choice and abundance.

Cereals are cheap and abundant but their real value lies in the processing, advertising and marketing that goes into creating well known brands.

It's a controversial business that both responds to and drives our changing relationship with food and our obsession with health.

The Money Programme team tells the story of a business that has helped shape the modern world of business and advertising we know today.

1 hour

Last on

Thu 10 Mar 2011 03:40

Credits

Role Contributor
Series ProducerHamo Forsyth
DirectorJeremy Jeffs
ProducerJeremy Jeffs
Executive ProducerDominic Crossley-Holland