Record Details



Hooked : food, free will, and how the food giants exploit our addictions / Michael Moss.

Additional Content For This Title

Available copies

  • 4 of 11 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at North Kansas City.

Current holds

4 current holds with 11 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
North Kansas City Public Library 613.2 MOSS 2021 (Text) 0001002437190 Nonfiction New Checked out 05/02/2021

Record details

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
What's Your Definition? -- Where Does it Begin? -- We Eat What We Remember -- We by Nature Are Drawn to Eating -- Variety Seekers Are Heavy Users -- She is Dangerous -- Give Your Willpower a Boost -- The Blueprint for Your DNA -- Epilogue: Change What We Value.
Summary, etc.:
"Everyone knows how hard it can be to maintain a healthy diet. But what if some of the decisions we make about what to eat are beyond our control? Is it possible that processed food is addictive, like drugs or alcohol? Motivated by these questions, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter Michael Moss began searching for answers, to find the true peril in our food. In Hooked, Moss explores the science of addiction and uncovers what the scientific and medical communities--as well as food manufacturers--already know, which is that food can, in some cases, be even more addictive than alcohol, cigarettes, or drugs. Our bodies are hard-wired for sweets, so food manufacturers have deployed fifty-six types of sugar to add to their products, creating in us the expectation that everything should be cloying; we've evolved to prefer convenient meals, so three-fourths of the calories we get from groceries come from ready-to-eat foods. Moss goes on to show how the processed food industry has not only tried to deny this troubling discovery, but exploit it to its advantage. For instance, in a response to recent dieting trends, food manufacturers have simply turned junk food into junk diets, filling grocery stores with "diet" foods that are hardly distinguishable from the products that got us into trouble in the first place. With more people unable to make dieting work for them, manufacturers are now claiming to add ingredients that can effortlessly cure our compulsive eating habits. A gripping account of the legal battles, insidious marketing campaigns, and cutting-edge food science that have brought us to our current public health crisis, Hooked lays out all that the food industry is doing to exploit and deepen our addictions, and shows us what we can do so that we can one again seize control"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Nutrition.
Compulsive eating.
Food additives > Health aspects.
Convenience foods > Health aspects.
Food industry and trade > United States.
Food industry and trade > United States > Marketing.
Food Addiction.
Nutritionally induced diseases.
Food industry and trade > economics.
Marketing.
Food additives > adverse effects.
Convenience foods.
United States.
Genre: Popular Work.

Additional Resources