The Current | Mar 7, 2013 | 24:00

Why salt, sugar and fat are the pillars of the processed food industry

When journalist Michael Moss started taste-testing, he wasn't working on just any old food story. He was investigating the science, the marketing, the psychology and the corporate zeal behind addictive junk food. A trail of emails, whistle-blowers and sometimes-contrite, sometimes-unapologetic food executives led him to the unholy trinity of Salt, Sugar and Fat ... the three ingredients that are consciously mixed into processed food to keep us snuffling through things we can't stop eating. And by the way - the people who created that food don't always eat it. We speak with Michael Moss, author of "Salt, Sugar, Fat".

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