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Hooked author Michael Moss says processed food companies appeal to our childhood nostalgia: "What we eat is all about memory." Grace Cary/Getty Images hide caption

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Cheap, Legal And Everywhere: How Food Companies Get Us 'Hooked' On Junk

Reporter Michael Moss says processed foods can be as alluring in some ways as cocaine or cigarettes. His new book explains how companies keep us snacking by appealing to nostalgia and brain chemistry.

Hooked author Michael Moss says processed food companies appeal to our childhood nostalgia: "What we eat is all about memory." Grace Cary/Getty Images hide caption

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Cheap, Legal And Everywhere: How Food Companies Get Us 'Hooked' On Junk

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From WHYY in Philadelphia