A. Barton Hinkle on the Bogus Case Against Junk Food

Credit: Marshall Astor / Foter.com / CC BY-SACredit: Marshall Astor / Foter.com / CC BY-SAA recent cover story in The New York Times Magazine offers a shocking exposé of Big Food, observes A. Barton Hinkle. In granular detail it relates the food conglomerates' "hyper-engineered, savagely marketed, addiction-creating battle for 'stomach share.'” If you don't have the time to slog through the nearly 10,000 words, though, here's the big news in this shocking, horrifying, and incredibly alarming story: Food companies work very, very hard to find out what will give you, the consumer, the most pleasure for your money—and then the diabolical fiends actually give it to you!

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