You will never look at a bag of Cheetos in quite the same way after you read Michael Moss‘ “Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us,” an investigative history of how corporate food giants have used science, politics and marketing to get the American public (including children) to crave, well, salt, sugar and fat. Moss, a graceful writer and bulldog of a reporter, scrupulously reports the story in his best-selling book.
You can hear Moss talk about it tonight on “Well Read,” the books and authors show on state public affairs channel TVW at 7 and 10 p.m. (subject to the Washington legislature’s schedule). If you can’t wait, here’s a link to the online version. Or put Well Read TVW Michael Moss in your search engine.