Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Salt, Sugar, Fat by Michael Moss

Salt, Sugar, Fat
This book is certainly an eye opener! When the powers-that-be look around and cry and wail about the dramatic surge in childhood obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and other ailments, they conveniently fail to notice how the major food companies have profits that parallel their increasing numbers. Mr. Moss has produced mountains of hard evidence how these companies have used every trick in the book to get us to buy and consume their products while ignoring their effects on our health.

What was most disturbing was how the relationship and collaboration between food and tobacco companies evolved, both of them sharing tips and tricks on how to convince the consumer that the ingredients weren't so bad and how we had to eat more and more and more.

Any senior who is researching a food related topic for their senior project must read and use this book.