March 28, 2013

Hooked on junk

How does the processed food industry make products more addictive?

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On Thursday, March 28 at 19:30 GMT:

Do you find certain foods impossible to resist? New York Times reporter and author of "Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us", Michael Moss, is in The Stream to expose the secrets behind addictive food. Based on interviews with industry executives and leading scientists, Moss explains how the trillion-dollar processed food industry employs science to make irresistible products. So what can you do to fight back?

In this episode of The Stream, we speak to:

Michael Moss @saltsugfat
Pulitzer Prize Winning Investigative Journalist, The New York Times

Joseph Gonzales @pcrm
Nutrition Expert, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

We also speak to Yoni Freedhoff (@yonifreedhoff), Yazmin Khan (@KhanChronicles), Sara Davis (@LiterarySara), and Hemi Weingarten (@fooducate) in our Google+ hangout.

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