Likes: Cozy mysteries (cats a plus), personal memoirs,not too dark fantasy, books about the brain. Dislikes: Torture, animal cruelty.
I enjoyed this book and found it to be educational. It did feel a little long and definitely repetitive. The author on several occasions told the same story. For example, he went through the story of coming up with the new flavor for Dr Pepper and then later when he talks to someone who has documents on it goes through the whole thing again. It isn't really surprising to hear about how food companies disregarded health concerns, or even flat out manipulated people. It was probably more surprising that there were people in the industry who didn't want to do that. One thought I had while listening to how each product is so carefully designed to hit the consumer's "bliss point" with the exact amounts of sugar etc. was that processed food should all taste absolutely great, but in reality I don't think it does. I had mixed feelings about the discussion of whether food companies are responsible for the obesity epidemic. The book didn't manage to convince me that people shouldn't take more responsibility for what they consume, at least now that nutritional information has been made available to them. One thing the book definitely did not do was turn me off processed food altogether. In fact, talking to me about sugary cereal for 3 hours only made me want cereal. I even stopped for cereal while listening though I did select a cereal with no sugar, only to get home and be smugly eating it when I looked up to discover just how much sugar is in the skim milk I had poured on my sugar free cereal.
I am a 30 year old over-the-road truck driver. I listen to A LOT of audiobooks!
The main thing I liked about this book is that fact that it was not preachy. It simply gave the facts in an entertaining and informative way. And the facts that are presented, will scare the heck out of you.
Staggering what the food industry will do to make money at the expense of our lives and our health!
The Bliss - the moment the recipe is so perfect you have to have more! More sugar, or fat or salt or all three!
This is a must read if only to understand why North America is a country of obese people sedated on food like a drug sucking back deadly diet colas and eating fattening potato chips until we all have diabetes.
I enjoy passionate narrators. Great content is also a good thing.
I very must enjoyed the introduction which set the rest of the book up well. The author delved deep with information of each of the three subjects. And how one tobacco company is behind very much of the processed food that people consume today.
Although the author did promise a grand resolution on how we as a people can defeat these giant companies I would have liked to have seen one.
This has been one of the best non-fiction books I have read on food. This author presented the information in a interesting manner. Revulsive the practices the big food industries employ to fill their coffers and retain their market shares.
Informative, surprising, frightening.
I loved how it went behind the scenes and not only gave facts about the nutrition of these foods but also facts about the thought processes in the development of them and the marketing behind them.
This book is for those who don't prepare all their food from scratch. Read this along with Pandora's Lunchbox. Together both detail what is wrong with our food today and help us understand the obesity crisis.
Wonderfully researched and well-written, but not the shocker that Fast Food Nation was for some. What Moss shows us is not surprising: profit drives the food processing giants, not concern about its customer's long-term health.
The most disturbing idea here is that the heavy doses of salt, sugar, and fat repeatedly delivered to children may alter their sense of what food should taste like....And, these children eventually grow up into adults who will only be satisfied by foods pumped with unnatural amounts of salt, sugar, and fat.
This was a great and informative book. It both shocked me about how much we don't know about the food we eat each day and how much the companies don't care that they are killing its citizens. We really are addicted to processed food.
I would share this book with my friends and relatives.
The narrator was good, but it felt more like a story narrator and not someone who should share knowledge.
Great and informative, eye opening. I highly recommend it.
Yes, this needs to be listened to again to make note of the foods to stay away from, the ones that have absolutely no food value, but just junk.
I find the research and facts found are compelling and some alarming. I should not be surprised, but the giant food manufacturers have no shame in trying to get us to buy total junk for our children. Shame! And our society wonders why Johnny can't read and our learning scores low.
This book has made me pay more attention to food labels. It is amazing how much sugar is in our processed foods. I will never have another soda as long as I live, ick. This book is EYE-OPENING.
Food Bliss Will Kill You
This book should be handed out along with pregnancy/baby guides to all new parents.