Reading this book may be dangerous to your health!
Salt, Sugar, Fat written by New York Times investigative reporter, Michael Moss shows the serious downside to the convenience of ready-made processed food found in your local supermarket. And by the way, Moss is the guy who brought "pink slime" to the public conciousness. (Remember that controversial beef product?)
Gary S, reviews nonfiction on this blog. He's in great shape, exercises and is not a food junkie. So why did he read this book?
See his comments below....
I just started reading Salt, Sugar, Fat by Michael Moss. I think it’s on the New York Times best seller list. Since my spouse and I are trying to eat healthier—and cut out salty snacks and sugar, I thought it would be an interesting read—and it is.
In my opinion, the big food processing companies operate similarly to the tobacco companies, by doing extensive research to understand how to ‘hook’ the consumer to eat more of their products. Unfortunately these products are unhealthy and contribute to obesity.
Salt, Sugar, Fat is very detailed—and in my opinion, too detailed. I don’t think I can finish it. I'm pretty sure Frontline on PBS could cover all the major points in one or two episodes. Oh well....
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Many readers were shocked that food corporations have cheated and duped consumers out of a healthier life for so many years. Yes, it's an extremely detailed tome, but for those searching for a healthier way of life, it's a rude awakening.(No guarantee it will make a difference though....)
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