Hooked (By Michael Moss) : How We Became Addicted to Processed Food
By Michael Moss
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Salt Sugar Fat comes a “gripping” (The Wall Street Journal) exposé of how the processed food industry exploits our evolutionary instincts, the emotions we associate with food, and legal loopholes in their pursuit of profit over public health.
“The processed food industry has managed to avoid being lumped in with Big Tobacco-which is why Michael Moss’s new book is so important.”-Charles Duhigg, author of The Power of Habit
Everyone knows how hard it can be to maintain a healthy diet. But what if some of the decisions we make about what to eat are beyond our control? Is it possible that food is addictive, like drugs or alcohol? And to what extent does the food industry know, or care, about these vulnerabilities? In Hooked, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter Michael Moss sets out to answer these questions and to find the true peril in our food.
Moss uses the latest research on addiction to uncover the shocking ways that food, in some cases, is even more addictive than alcohol, cigarettes, and drugs. Our bodies are hardwired for sweets, so food giants have developed fifty-six types of sugar to add to their products and ways to exploit our evolutionary preference for fast, ready-to-eat foods. Moss goes on to show how the processed food industry — including major companies like Nestlé, Mars, and Kellogg’s — has not only tried to hide the addictiveness of food but to actually exploit it. As obesity rates continue to climb, manufacturers are now claiming to add ingredients that can effortlessly cure our compulsive eating habits.
A gripping account of the legal battles, insidious marketing campaigns, and cutting-edge food science that have brought us to our current public health crisis, Hooked lays out all that the food industry is doing to exploit and deepen our addictions, and shows us why what we eat has never mattered more.
“The processed food industry has managed to avoid being lumped in with Big Tobacco—which is why Michael Moss’s new book is so important. Hooked shows how food manufacturers have taken advantage of our habits, our biology, our psychological quirks and our ignorance to transform foods into addictive substances. He takes us into laboratories and court rooms, kitchens and legislatures—and shows us how we can win our freedom back.” —Charles Duhigg, author of The Power of Habit“No one has done more to reveal the intentional and underhanded ways in which food companies manipulate our desires and eating habits than Michael Moss. In Hooked, he shows how these ongoing crimes must be challenged and stopped.A must-read for anyone who cares about food, general well-being, and justice.” —Mark Bittman, author of Animal Vegetable Junk“Michael Moss delivers again with a well-written, deep investigation into food addiction and mass food production. With so many companies competing for our attention, dollars and stomachs, it’s more important than ever to educate ourselves about food and arm ourselves against efforts to get us hooked. This is a very important read for anyone who cares about their health.” —Sylvia Tara, author of The Secret Life of Fat
About the Author
Michael Mossis the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us, a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter formerly with The New York Times, a keynote speaker, and an occasional guest on shows like CBS This Morning,The Dr. Oz Show, CNN’s The Lead, All Things Considered, and The Daily Show.
Publisher: W H Allen
Published: January 2022
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