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.
An eye opening look into the big food business including how they intentionally trick consumers with shady marketing, how they use scientists to formulate precise equations to make processed foods as addictive, cheap and satisfying as possible so we go back for more and how when the food industry ran into trouble they turned to their friends in the tobacco industry to help them navigate through the obesity crisis...and still come out ahead.
The supermarket is a battlefield, as the author says. And I will never look at potato chips the same way. Excellent, informative read. Pass the fruit, please.