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Salt Sugar Fat - How the Food Giants Hooked Us

Michael Moss

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Atlantic • The Huffington Post • Men's Journal • MSN (U.K.) • Kirkus Reviews • Publishers Weekly #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • WINNER OF THE JAMES BEARD FOUNDATION AWARD FOR WRITING AND LITERATURE From a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter at The New York Times comes the explosive story of the rise of the processed food industry and its link to the emerging obesity epidemic. Michael Moss reveals how companies use salt, sugar, and fat to addict us and, more important, how we can fight back. In the spring of 1999 the heads of the world's largest processed food companies-from Coca-Cola to Nabisco-gathered at Pillsbury headquarters in Minneapolis for a secret meeting. On the agenda: the emerging epidemic of obesity, and what to do about it. Increasingly, the salt-, sugar-, and fat-laden foods these companies produced were being linked to obesity, and a concerned Kraft executive took the stage to issue a warning: There would be a day of reckoning unless changes were made. This executive then launched into a damning PowerPoint presentation-114 slides in all-making the case that processed food companies could not afford to sit by, idle, as children grew sick and class-action lawyers lurked. To deny the problem, he said, is to court disaster. When he was done, the most powerful person in the room-the CEO of General Mills-stood up to speak, clearly annoyed. And by the time he sat down, the meeting was over. Since that day, with the industry in pursuit of its win-at-all-costs strategy, the situation has only grown more dire. Every year, the average American eats thirty-three pounds of cheese (triple what we ate in 1970) and seventy pounds of sugar (about twenty-two teaspoons a day). We ingest 8,500 milligrams of salt a day, double the recommended amount, and almost none of that comes from the shakers on our table. It comes from processed food. It's no wonder, then, that one in three adults, and one in five kids, is clinically obese. It's no wonder tha

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Atlantic • The Huffington Post • Men's Journal • MSN (U.K.) • Kirkus Reviews • Publishers Weekly #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • WINNER OF THE JAMES BEARD FOUNDATION AWARD FOR WRITING AND LITERATURE From a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter at The New York Times comes the explosive story of the rise of the processed food industry and its link to the emerging obesity epidemic. Michael Moss reveals how companies use salt, sugar, and fat to addict us and, more important, how we can fight back. In the spring of 1999 the heads of the world's largest processed food companies-from Coca-Cola to Nabisco-gathered at Pillsbury headquarters in Minneapolis for a secret meeting. On the agenda: the emerging epidemic of obesity, and what to do about it. Increasingly, the salt-, sugar-, and fat-laden foods these companies produced were being linked to obesity, and a concerned Kraft executive took the stage to issue a warning: There would be a day of reckoning unless changes were made. This executive then launched into a damning PowerPoint presentation-114 slides in all-making the case that processed food companies could not afford to sit by, idle, as children grew sick and class-action lawyers lurked. To deny the problem, he said, is to court disaster. When he was done, the most powerful person in the room-the CEO of General Mills-stood up to speak, clearly annoyed. And by the time he sat down, the meeting was over. Since that day, with the industry in pursuit of its win-at-all-costs strategy, the situation has only grown more dire. Every year, the average American eats thirty-three pounds of cheese (triple what we ate in 1970) and seventy pounds of sugar (about twenty-two teaspoons a day). We ingest 8,500 milligrams of salt a day, double the recommended amount, and almost none of that comes from the shakers on our table. It comes from processed food. It's no wonder, then, that one in three adults, and one in five kids, is clinically obese. It's no wonder tha
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NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Atlantic • The Huffington Post • Men's Journal • MSN (U.K.) • Kirkus Reviews • Publishers Weekly #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • WINNER OF THE JAMES BEARD FOUNDATION AWARD FOR WRITING AND LITERATURE From a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter at The New York Times comes the explosive story of the rise of the processed food industry and its link to the emerging obesity epidemic. Michael Moss reveals how companies use salt, sugar, and fat to addict us and, more important, how we can fight back. In the spring of 1999 the heads of the world's largest processed food companies-from Coca-Cola to Nabisco-gathered at Pillsbury headquarters in Minneapolis for a secret meeting. On the agenda: the emerging epidemic of obesity, and what to do about it. Increasingly, the salt-, sugar-, and fat-laden foods these companies produced were being linked to obesity, and a concerned Kraft executive took the stage to issue a warning: There would be a day of reckoning unless changes were made. This executive then launched into a damning PowerPoint presentation-114 slides in all-making the case that processed food companies could not afford to sit by, idle, as children grew sick and class-action lawyers lurked. To deny the problem, he said, is to court disaster. When he was done, the most powerful person in the room-the CEO of General Mills-stood up to speak, clearly annoyed. And by the time he sat down, the meeting was over. Since that day, with the industry in pursuit of its win-at-all-costs strategy, the situation has only grown more dire. Every year, the average American eats thirty-three pounds of cheese (triple what we ate in 1970) and seventy pounds of sugar (about twenty-two teaspoons a day). We ingest 8,500 milligrams of salt a day, double the recommended amount, and almost none of that comes from the shakers on our table. It comes from processed food. It's no wonder, then, that one in three adults, and one in five kids, is clinically obese. It's no wonder tha

Language:

English

Narrators:

Scott Brick

Length:

14h 35m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:15


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:07


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:12


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:20


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:33


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:52


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:54


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

08:42


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:42


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:55


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

08:21


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:30


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:03


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:32


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:02


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:27


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

08:41


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:42


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:00


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:22


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:37


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:11


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

08:37


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:55


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:49


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:11


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:00


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:51


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:36


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:25


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

08:54


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:04


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:15


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:54


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:45


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

03:07


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

03:58


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:31


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:27


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

08:20


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:55


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:55


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:02


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:58


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:05


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:59


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

07:36


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

08:33


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:49


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

08:15


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

03:52


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:43


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:54


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:10


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:37


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:31


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:30


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:07


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

03:55


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:35


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:19


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

07:38


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

08:44


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:03


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

07:14


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:32


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:28


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

04:12


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

05:43


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

08:03


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

04:23


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

07:05


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

07:00


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

06:47


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

06:56


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

08:36


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

06:27


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

04:37


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

03:07


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

07:37


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

06:21


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

05:17


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

05:51


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

04:49


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

04:23


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

05:38


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

07:45


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

04:21


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

08:11


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

03:30


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

08:27


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

03:45


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

05:42


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

04:57


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

05:13


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

05:13


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

06:34


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

06:46


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

06:10


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

08:20


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

07:07


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

05:02


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

04:42


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

06:03


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

05:43


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

05:23


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

08:42


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

04:46


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

05:09


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

04:24


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

06:13


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

07:23


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

08:26


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

05:45


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

05:30


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

05:05


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

04:32


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

07:40


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

03:34


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

06:09


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

03:30


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

06:42


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

04:22


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

06:28


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

07:17


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

07:59


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

07:50


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

04:05


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

05:02


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

08:15


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

07:08


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

08:37


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

07:21


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

08:07


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

06:55


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

06:12


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

06:22


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

04:14


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

04:55


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

05:20


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

08:35


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

07:02


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

06:20


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

03:53


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

00:32