Michael Moss’s latest book Hooked: Food, Free Will and How the Food Giants Exploit Our Addictions (Random House, 2021) explores how companies such as McDonald’s, Coca-Cola and Kraft Heinz, encourage people’s addiction to processed foods. The result has led to increasing numbers of obese Americans.
A former New York Times Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter, Moss makes the case that food addiction is comparable to drug addiction. People get hooked on sugary, fatty, and salty foods, ranging from potato chips and soda to fatty bacon cheeseburgers, and can’t stop themselves from gorging on them.
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