The New York Times magazine has an incredible article in this week’s issue about the addictive powers of junk food. It draws a frightening comparison between junk food and cigarettes. Like cigarettes, these foods are designed to be irresistible. The article also examines the junk food industry’s role in the obesity epidemic, and the lengths it will go to sell its product:
Here’s an insight into Coca-Cola’s operations: The marketing division’s efforts boiled down to one question: “How can we drive more ounces into more bodies more often?”
It makes for a long, eye-opening read. It certainly paints a dark picture of the industry.