Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us
From a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter at The New York Times comes the troubling story of the rise of the processed food industry -- and how it used salt, sugar, and fat to addict us.
Salt Sugar Fat is a journey into the highly secretive world of the processed food giants, and the story of how they have deployed these three essential ingredients, over the past five decades, to dominate the North American diet. This is an eye-opening book that demonstrates how the makers of these foods have chosen, time and again, to double down on their efforts to increase consumption and profits, gambling that consumers and regulators would never figure them out. With meticulous original reporting, access to confidential files and memos, and numerous sources from deep inside the industry, it shows how these companies have pushed ahead, despite their own misgivings (never aired publicly). Salt Sugar Fat is the story of how we got here, and it will hold the food giants accountable for the social costs that keep climbing even as some of the industry's own say, "Enough already."
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - addunn3 - LibraryThing
Very interesting read, and a bit scary. The author details the use of these three substances in our foods and why it has been so difficult to curb their use. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - annhepburn - LibraryThing
Very thought-provoking book that reminded me of some things I knew, but are easily forgotten. It's not a treatise against salt sugar and fat in general -- it's more about the insidious nature of ... Read full review
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