Gallery: Michael Moss Investigates How Junk Food is Engineered to Be Ad...

 

When we consider the field of engineering, the images that come to mind run the gamut from airplanes to bridges to 3D printers. Yet we rarely think about how the processed food we consume has been designed with the same amount of attention and detail as any piece of cutting edge technology. New York Times reporter and author Michael Moss has written a book called Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us detailing how industry titans have affected the collective American waistline. Linking their conscious development of addicting junk food to disease, he delves into how our eating habits are affected by big business and their role in the obesity epidemic.

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