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From a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter at The New York Times comes the troubling story of the rise of the processed food industry -- and how it used salt, sugar, and fat to addict us. 

Sugar Fat is a journey into the highly secretive world of the processed food giants, and the story of how they have deployed these three essential ingredients, over the past five decades, to dominate the North American diet. This is an eye-opening book that demonstrates how the makers of these foods have chosen, time and again, to double down on their efforts to increase consumption and profits, gambling that consumers and regulators would never figure them out. With meticulous original reporting, access to confidential files and memos, and numerous sources from deep inside the industry, it shows how these companies have pushed ahead, despite their own misgivings (never aired publicly). Salt Sugar Fat is the story of how we got here, and it will hold the food giants accountable for the social costs that keep climbing even as some of the industry's own say, "Enough already."

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Corporate Greed
May 27th, 2015
Well researched, well written and engaging, this book provides insights into how giant food companies work and how they influence the food choices of the general public. As usual money is the motivation and public health is left by the wayside. Very interesting reading.
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Very enlightening
August 26th, 2013
I will look at food differently from now on.
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Essential reading
June 23rd, 2013
absolutely essential, thank you micheal moss!!!
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Important Read
April 27th, 2013
Somewhat sensationalistic, and definitely comes off as biased against big companies quite a bit. But important to help people understand the choices they make at the grocery store.
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April 13th, 2013
A very interesting read.
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Salt Sugar Fat
March 12th, 2013
Powerful and concise writing. Confirms my suspicions of the 'centre' of grocery stores. This is a wonderful tool to encourage further reading on our options to the industrial food described in this book. Options that include understanding local food sourcing and the advantages of eating food as it exists naturally. A good addition to my library along with books like Omnivores' Dilemma (Michael Pollen) and Why We Get Fat (Gary Taubes).
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