Friday, May 8, 2009

The food/industrial complex

What are the forces that cause us to continue eating when we know we should stop? Why has the quality of food, that most Americans eat, deteriorated even while more and more healthy choices are available? Why are our children experiencing an epidemic of obesity, and what role does the food industry play in this?

These and many similar questions are the ones asked by Dr. David Kessler in his look at big food. Just as he took on the tobacco companies in the 80’s, Dr. Kesser, in his new book The End of Overeating: Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite, takes on the food/industrial complex, that is clearly culpable in some of our bad food choices.

My conversation with Dr. David Kessler:  

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