Salt Sugar Fat: How The Food Giants Hooked Us

byMichael Moss

Hardcover | February 26, 2013

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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. 

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."
Title:Salt Sugar Fat: How The Food Giants Hooked UsFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:480 pages, 9.5 X 6.57 X 1.18 inShipping dimensions:480 pages, 9.5 X 6.57 X 1.18 inPublished:February 26, 2013Publisher:McClelland & StewartLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0771057083

ISBN - 13:9780771057083

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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