Salt, Sugar, Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us

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WH Allen, 2013 - Compulsive behavior - 449 pages
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Michael Moss uncovers the truth about the food giants that dominate our supermarket shelves and reveals how the makers of processed foods have chosen, time and again, to increase consumption and profits, gambling that consumers and regulators wouldn't figure them out. With access to confidential files and memos, and numerous sources from deep inside the industry, Michael Moss shows how some of the world's biggest food companies have pushed ahead, despite their own misgivings and in spite of the meteoric rise of obesity in the western world.

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MICHAEL MOSS was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for exploratory reporting in 2010, and was a finalist for the prize in 2006 and 1999. He is also the recipient of a Loeb Award and an Overseas Press Club citation. Before coming to the "Times, " he was a reporter for "The Wall Street Journal, New York Newsday, "and" The Atlanta Journal-Constitution." He has been an adjunct professor at the Columbia School of Journalism and currently lives in Brooklyn with his wife and two sons.

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