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The Not So Sweet Truth | Brooklyn Button | TEDxYouth@ASH
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Added Jul 8, 2016
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Our society is addicted to sugar and we often don't realize its harmful effects. Our mysterious addiction can be attributed to 3 main 'suspects'. In my TEDx talk I explore why our society is addicted to sugar by solving a 'clue' styled mystery. Listen and enjoy!

My name is Brooklyn Button and I am in 10th grade at the American School of the Hague. I first became aware of our society's sugar addiction when one of my good friends was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. I realized how common cultural celebrations are laced with sugar and I became aware of just how much hidden sugar we were actually consuming. This sparked research and a realization of how our society has a positive connotation of sugar.

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