Thursday, July 02, 2009


It's not my fault I eat what I eat.

The former head of the FDA, David Kessler says it's not my fault. There are people out there, "food designers" and they are doing nothing all day but trying to create food to lure me into being a bad girl.

Controlling the American Appetite

Remember David Kessler back in the 1990s, when he was head of the FDA? The guy who took on Big Tobacco?

He’s on a new crusade now, and it’s not about smoking, it’s about eating — about our national culture of food. He points to a huge and profitable food industry and its legion of well-paid scientists who work hard to make their products literally irresistible, to make us eat almost non-stop.

He says we’ve got to understand our own appetites, and to change how America looks at food.

This hour, On Point: David Kessler on controlling the American appetite.

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Listen to the show segment here - really. Learn about "bliss points"

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