Bitter Sweet

19 February 2015 #478

Cover Story: Bitter Sweet

From fields to fizzy drinks: a special Big Issue investigation into Australia’s historic, but vexed, relationship with sugar.

To accompany our feature on sugar, we take a look at That Sugar Film – which documents actor Damon Gameau’s experiment…on himself. Thuy On reflects on the diverse career paths of some of our favourite authors. Kelly Eng gets an unexpected boost at work – literally. And in ‘Roving Eye’, we dive into the natural world with winning shots from the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition. 

Also in this issue:

Starring in this edition’s ‘Vendor Profile’ is Brian from Brisbane.

And we have ‘Streetsheet’ contributions from Marcus in Melbourne;and Alfred and Jason from Brisbane. There’s a photo of Stuart from Sydney, taken by a fan who heard him on ABC Radio late last year. We also have a tribute to one of our longest-serving vendors, George from Melbourne, who sadly passed away recently. 

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