The Food Conspiracy

by Joan on March 7, 2013

SSFI don’t know about you, but the CONSTANT media buzz about diets, dieting, obesity, fitness, food that’s good for you (no wait, now it’s bad for you!) drives me plain nuts.  Yes, I could turn off my TV – but I like my TV.

Michael Pollan’s quote, “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” sums up the solution, in my opinion.  Or Very Excellent Husband Don’s sage advice, “Eat less. Exercise more.”   Yet following those words are so hard, practically impossible, for some people.

We’re beginning to understand why.  Michael Moss, Pulitzer prize-winning reporter for The New York Times has written a book, Salt Sugar Fat: How The Food Giants Hooked Us.  It’s about the rise of the processed food industry.  And it’s fascinating and well researched and written.  I’d highly recommend it.

If you’re interested but pressed for time, this interview with Fresh Air’s Dave Davies is great. (Then you’ll probably want to go out and buy the book anyway!)

Then, when you simply must have that bag of Nacho Cheese Doritos even though you’ve got some yummy crisp carrots in your refrigerator, you’ll understand why.



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Nancy Nancy March 8, 2013 at 2:13 pm

This is a fascinating interview. Who knew food scientists discovered a place called the “bliss point” where sugar/salt/fat combine to make us want more!

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