An interesting perspective from today’s WaPo: David Kessler, doctor, lawyer, and former FDA commissioner, argues that the food industry manipulates the neurological impacts of fats and sugars to program consumers to eat more than we need or want.
“The food the industry is selling is much more powerful than we realized,” he said. “I used to think I ate to feel full. Now I know, we have the science that shows, we’re eating to stimulate ourselves. And so the question is what are we going to do about it?”
Read more about Kessler’s Dumpster-diving quest to prove his point here. Kessler’s new book is called The End of Overeating: Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite.