The Big Food-Big Sugar Industrial Complex will do anything to protect their bottom line, and people are dying in the millions on the battlefield of profit over people
Jon Gordon and Steve Eggleston’s Inspired-By Legal Thriller, The Food Mafia, Attracts Legendary Literary Rights Manager Peter Miller for Worldwide Management
Renowned for selling over 1500 books in his career, and known in the industry as “the literary lion,” literary rights manager Peter Miller of Global Lion Management announces that he has been signed exclusively to manage the worldwide Intellectual and Literary Rights to The Food Mafia, a novel by Jon Gordon and Steve Eggleston that is seeking a home as a book, motion picture and television series.
Inspired by Jon Gordon’s real life Clemmy’s Ice Cream story, The Food Mafia follows the epic struggle of food entrepreneur Bobby Greystein as he battles Big Food and Big Sugar in a David v. Goliath legal tale that blows the whistle on corruption, fraud and misplaced faith in an industry that’s arguably responsible for 150 million Americans (and 50 million Europeans) being pre-diabetic, Type 2 Diabetic, or Obese.
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.
As Yuval Noah Harari writes in his seminal book, Homo Deus, A Brief History of Tomorrow, “Whereas in 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 story of The Food Mafia is eerily similar to that of Big Tobacco, and co-author Jon Gordon is the insider, as it is inspired by his real-life battle launching sugar-free Clemmy’s Ice Cream. It is anticipated this will be a case of reality following fiction as the American people wake up to the enormous wrong that has been done to them.
For Brits, the tie-in is that one of the nutritional foundations of the story comes from Professor John Yudkin’s book, Sugar: Pure, White and Deadly. Professor Yudkin was the Head of the Nutrition Department at the University of London’s Queen Elizabeth’s College when he wrote the book in the 1960s, suffering industry and professional attack for his honesty in putting the truth of science over corporate greed.
Harmful products have been peddled for too long along with a sustained barrage of misinformation. Sometimes a glimmer of truth is all it takes to crack a crooked edifice. The Food Mafia is a story whose time has come.
Peter Miller is currently shopping the property for worldwide literary, motion picture, television series, and content rights on any and all distribution and media platforms. Go to TheFoodMafiaBook.com for details.