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Published on Aug 19, 2013
Salt, sugar, and fat: a powerful trio deployed with sophisticated precision by the processed food industry. The result? The average American eats 33 pounds of cheese and 70 pounds of sugar annually, and 8,500 milligrams of salt each day. In industry terms, "mouthfeel" has been perfected and our sugary "bliss points" have been hit. The New York Times investigative reporter Michael Moss sits down with Steve Paikin to talk about his book, "Salt, Sugar, and Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us".