Salt, Sugar, Fat

In Salt, Sugar, Fat, Pulitzer Prize–winning investigative reporter Michael Moss shows how the trillion-dollar-per-year processed food industry has brought us to the point of today's obesity rates. The average American eats thirty-three pounds of cheese and seventy pounds of sugar annually, and daily injests double the recommended amount of salt. Grounded in meticulous research, this book exposes the methods of the industry giants to promote over-consumption, as revealed by concerned insiders who make startling confessions. Mary Pom Claiborne, Communications Manager of Knox County Public Library, led a discussion of the book in 2014. In a special interview recorded a year after the discussion, she tells of the impact this information had on her and the personal decision it provoked. (Recorded March 19, 2014 and March 24, 2015)