Salt Sugar Fat – How the Food Giants Hooked Us

Jackie:

How much food people are consuming these days:
The average American eats 33 pounds of cheese every year. That’s triple what we ate in 1970.
Americans ingest 8,500 milligrams of salt a day: double the recommended amount.
We consume 71 pounds of caloric sweeteners each year, equivalent to 22 teaspoons of sugar per person, per day.

Originally posted on GMO Awareness:

Michael Moss Salt Sugar Fat

Food companies understand that salt, sugar and fat “are their holy grail.”
By Morgan Korn on Yahoo’s Daily Ticker

According to Michael Moss, the Pulitzer prizing-winning reporter and author of the new book Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us, executives at the major food behemoths – Kraft, General Mills and Nestle – have known for years that the sugar, salt and fat added to their cereals, soups, tomato sauces and hundreds of other food products have put millions of individuals’ health at risk…

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