Incite: Hooked with Michael Moss


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Free but registration is required

Wednesday March 31, 2021
7:00pm PT

Join us on March 31 for a special edition of Incite featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of Salt Sugar Fat, Michael Moss, as he takes us on a journey to discover how food companies have exploited our most fundamental evolutionary instincts to get us hooked on processed foods.

In his latest book, Hooked, Moss explores the science of addiction and uncovers what the scientific and medical communities—as well as food manufacturers—already know, which is that food can, in some cases, be even more addictive than alcohol, cigarettes, or drugs.

In this special presentation, Moss will discuss his research and troubling findings and guide viewers through a gripping account of the legal battles, insidious marketing campaigns, and cutting-edge food science that have brought the world to its current public health crisis. He will then chat with Globe and Mail health journalist, Andrea Woo, about this pressing topic. Afterwards, they’ll open the floor to audience questions for a deeper dive into the contrast between what consumers know and what these companies want to keep hidden.

Incite is a free series and is presented in partnership with the Vancouver Public Library.

This event is also available through the TELUS Optik network.

Click here to watch the event recording.

Event Participants:

Michael Moss is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us, a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter formerly with The New York Times, a keynote speaker, and an occasional guest on shows like CBS This Morning, Dr. Oz, CNN’s The Lead, All Things Considered, and The Daily Show.

Andrea Woo is a health journalist at The Globe and Mail, based in Vancouver. Her work focuses largely on substance use, addiction, mental health, and Canada’s overdose crisis.