Salt Sugar Fat, by Michael Moss
By Wordcandy on August 28, 2013
Journalist Michael Moss has made a career out of terrible food: his 2009 reporting about the safety of ground beef earned him a Pulitzer Prize, and he has recently published a book about the activities of processed food companies, aptly titled Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us. Salt Sugar Fat is an exploration of the countless ways processed food companies manipulate their products in order to drive consumer demand. Americans are struggling with rising rates of obesity, food-related cancers, diabetes, and heart disease, but that isn't stopping us from wolfing down an average of 33 pounds of cheese per year, roughly 22 teaspoons of sugar per day, and twice the daily recommended amount of salt. . . .