Hooked: Food, Free Will, and How the Food Giants Exploit Our Addictions
ISBN: 0812997298
EAN13: 9780812997293
Language: English
Publication Date: Mar 2, 2021
Pages: 304
Dimensions: 0.98" H x 9.52" L x 6.35" W
Weight: 1.15 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Salt Sugar Fat comes a powerful expos 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 what the scientific and medical communities--as well as food manufacturers--already know: 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, creating in us the expectation that everything should be cloying; we've evolved to prefer fast, Read More chevron_right

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