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

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Summary:

"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."
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library 613.2 MOS 2021 (Text) 33892100728873 Adult New Books Book None 03/30/2021 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780812997293
  • ISBN: 0812997298
  • ISBN: 9780593243251
  • ISBN: 0593243250
  • Physical Description: xxviii, 274 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Random House, [2021]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-260) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue: "I had a food affair" -- Part one: Inside addiction. "What's your definition?" ; "Where does it begin?" ; "It's all related to memory" ; "We by nature are drawn to eating" -- Part two: Outside addiction. "The variety seekers" ; "She is dangerous" ; "Give your willpower a boost" ; "The blueprint for your DNA" -- Epilogue: Changing what we value.
Summary, etc.:
"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." -- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Nutrition.
Compulsive eating.
Food additives > Health aspects.
Convenience foods > Health aspects.
Food industry and trade > United States > Marketing.
Food Addiction.
Diet > adverse effects.
Food-Processing Industry > economics.
Marketing.
Food Additives > adverse effects.
Fast Foods.
United States.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Corporate & Business History.
HEALTH & FITNESS / Diet & Nutrition / Nutrition.
PSYCHOLOGY / Psychopathology / Addiction.
Genre: Popular Work.

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