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The Resource Hooked : food, free will, and how the food giants exploit our addictions, Michael Moss

Hooked : food, free will, and how the food giants exploit our addictions, Michael Moss

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Hooked : food, free will, and how the food giants exploit our addictions
Title
Hooked
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food, free will, and how the food giants exploit our addictions
Statement of responsibility
Michael Moss
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Language
eng
Summary
"Everyone knows how hard it can be to maintain a healthy diet. But what if some of the decisions we make about what to eat are beyond our control? Is it possible that processed food is addictive, like drugs or alcohol? Motivated by these questions, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter Michael Moss began searching for answers, to find the true peril in our food. In Hooked, Moss explores the science of addiction and uncovers what the scientific and medical communities--as well as food manufacturers--already know, which is that food can, in some cases, be even more addictive than alcohol, cigarettes, or drugs. Our bodies are hard-wired for sweets, so food manufacturers have deployed fifty-six types of sugar to add to their products, creating in us the expectation that everything should be cloying; we've evolved to prefer convenient meals, so three-fourths of the calories we get from groceries come from ready-to-eat foods. Moss goes on to show how the processed food industry has not only tried to deny this troubling discovery, but exploit it to its advantage. For instance, in a response to recent dieting trends, food manufacturers have simply turned junk food into junk diets, filling grocery stores with "diet" foods that are hardly distinguishable from the products that got us into trouble in the first place. With more people unable to make dieting work for them, manufacturers are now claiming to add ingredients that can effortlessly cure our compulsive eating habits. A gripping account of the legal battles, insidious marketing campaigns, and cutting-edge food science that have brought us to our current public health crisis, Hooked lays out all that the food industry is doing to exploit and deepen our addictions, and shows us what we can do so that we can one again seize control"--
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1955-
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Moss, Michael
Dewey number
613.2
Index
index present
LC call number
RA784
LC item number
.M67 2021
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Nutrition
  • Compulsive eating
  • Food additives
  • Convenience foods
  • Food industry and trade
  • Food industry and trade
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Corporate & Business History
  • HEALTH & FITNESS / Diet & Nutrition / Nutrition
  • PSYCHOLOGY / Psychopathology / Addiction
Target audience
adult
Label
Hooked : food, free will, and how the food giants exploit our addictions, Michael Moss
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-260) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What's your definition? -- Where does it begin? -- We eat what we remember -- We by nature are drawn to eating -- Variety seekers are heavy users -- She is dangerous -- Give your willpower a boost -- The blueprint for your DNA -- Change what we value
Control code
on1237757854
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxviii, 274 pages
Isbn
9780812997293
Lccn
2020012080
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1237757854
Label
Hooked : food, free will, and how the food giants exploit our addictions, Michael Moss
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-260) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What's your definition? -- Where does it begin? -- We eat what we remember -- We by nature are drawn to eating -- Variety seekers are heavy users -- She is dangerous -- Give your willpower a boost -- The blueprint for your DNA -- Change what we value
Control code
on1237757854
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxviii, 274 pages
Isbn
9780812997293
Lccn
2020012080
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1237757854

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