Review of Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us

Corporations and Health Watch contributing writer Bill Wiist reviews “Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us” by Michael Moss on PLOS Medicine Community Blog.   He writes that Moss shows that “the industry deliberately manipulates the level of sugar, salt and fat in their products so that consumers crave the products, or according to some scientists, become “addicted.” But, he goes on “ I was appalled by the proposed solution with which Moss concluded the book.  After detailing the industry’s intentional manipulations, subterfuge, deceit, and carefully crafted products and advertising, his solution was the age-old ‘blame the victim’ platitude about raising consumer awareness to make better choices, a model that public health has been moving away from for decades.”