February 25, 2013

The Science of Junk Food Addiction

Michael Moss, New York Times Magazine


AP Photo

On the evening of April 8, 1999, a long line of Town Cars and taxis pulled up to the Minneapolis headquarters of Pillsbury and discharged 11 men who controlled America’s largest food companies. Nestlé was in attendance, as were Kraft and Nabisco, General Mills and Procter & Gamble, Coca-Cola and Mars. Rivals any other day, the C.E.O.’s and company presidents had come together for a rare, private meeting. On the agenda was one item: the emerging obesity epidemic and how to deal with it.

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TAGGED: Sugar, Salt, Food Industries, Fat, Addiction, Junk Food, Obesity

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