Book Club

Join us for a whole evening talking about our favorite subject - food!


Salt, Sugar, Fat:  How the Food Giants Hooked Us

Salt, Sugar, Fat

How the Food Giants Hooked Us

by Michael Moss

Wednesday August 20th

7 - 9 PM

 

We are hooked on salt, sugar and fat. These three simple ingredients are used by the major food companies to achieve the greatest allure for the lowest possible cost. Here, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter Michael Moss exposes the practices of some of the most recognizable (and profitable) companies and brands of the last half century. He takes us inside the labs where food scientists use cutting-edge technology to calculate the 'bliss point' of sugary drinks. He unearths marketing campaigns designed - in a technique adapted from the tobacco industry - to redirect concerns about the health risks of their products, and reveals how the makers of processed foods have chosen, time and again, to increase consumption and profits, while gambling with our health.

Are you ready for the truth about what's in your shopping basket?

RSVP to jim@slowfoodsouthtexas.org

With the RSVP will come directions to Jim and Julie's house south of San Antonio off Highway 16

 

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Suggested donation of $2 per person; more is gratefully accepted.


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