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Salt, Sugar, Fat

In Salt, Sugar, Fat, Pulitzer Prize–winning investigative reporter Michael Moss shows how the trillion-dollar-per-year processed food industry has brought us to the point of today's obesity rates. The average American eats thirty-three pounds of cheese and seventy pounds of sugar annually, and daily injests double the recommended amount of salt. Grounded in meticulous research, this book exposes the methods of the industry giants to promote over-consumption, as revealed by concerned insiders who make startling confessions. Mary Pom Claiborne, Communications Manager of Knox County Public Library, led a discussion of the book in 2014. In a special interview recorded a year after the discussion, she tells of the impact this information had on her and the personal decision it provoked. (Recorded March 19, 2014 and March 24, 2015)

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Melissa Brenneman

Melissa listens to hours of podcasts on most days. She started the habit with the intention of taking long walks, but podcasts proved to be more addicting than exercise. She records, edits and mixes podcasts for the library.
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Alan May

Alan May works as a reference librarian at Lawson McGhee Library. In his spare time, he reads and writes poetry. May's most recent books are Dead Letters (2008) and More Unknowns (2014). His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The New York Quarterly, The Hollins Critic, New Orleans Review, Plume, and others.