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Fusion slates Lightbox’s “Food Exposed”

Univision-owned cable channel Fusion is preparing to plate Food Exposed with Nelufar Hedayat, a docuseries exploring the shocking truths behind what we ingest. The eight-part docuseries will follow award-winning journalist Hedayat ...
February 22, 2018

Univision-owned cable channel Fusion is preparing to plate Food Exposed with Nelufar Hedayat, a docuseries exploring the shocking truths behind what we ingest.

The eight-part docuseries will follow award-winning journalist Hedayat as she travels the globe – trekking more than 175,000 miles – to examine the regulations that drive the global food chain while exploring the future of food and how we’re going to feed our rapidly expanding population.

A Fusion Original Series produced in association with Simon  and Jonathan Chinn‘s Lightbox Entertainment, Food Exposed will also cover such foods and food-related topics as fish, dairy, water, GMOs, superfoods, palm oil and pork.

“In consumerist culture you need to consume, and you need to do it again and again. And what isn’t consumed is left to waste and to rot,” said Hedayat in a statement. “I’m lost, sad and quite angry there may never be an end to this because it’s built into how we live.”

The series will follow Hedayat to numerous locales: to New York to illustrate the scale of waste by dumpster diving; to the Arctic Circle’s Global Seed Vault to explore why traditional crops are being abandoned in favor of GMOs; and to West Africa where she investigates how locals are priced out of their own food by those operating outside the law.

Along the way, Hedayat is joined by outspoken celebrity activists as they voice their concerns about corruption, environmental destruction and collusion between governments and big business.

Featured celebrity activists include television personality Nicole Richie, actor James Cromwell, Fast and the Furious actor Jordana Brewster, recording artist Moby, Lord of the Rings actor Dominic Monaghan, actor and former fashion model Amy Smart and Academy Award winner Jeremy Irons.

Lightbox’s Simon Chinn, Jonathan Chinn, Sam Collyns and Suzanne Lavery serve as executive producers alongside Fusion’s Keith Summa, George Lansbury and Daniel Eilemberg.

Food Exposed with Nelufar Hedayat premieres March 27 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Fusion.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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