What food is the most addictive?

The Lempert Report
March 04, 2015

We spend HOW much money on food waste?! And do you know the company behind US Taco Co?

MOST ADDICTIVE FOODS! Who doesn't love, pizza, chocolate, chips or cookies ? According to a  new study Dr. Nicole Avena at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai,  certain types of "problematic" foods cause behaviors and attitudes similar to addiction patterns.  According to her research, most addictive? Ice Cream, Cookies, Chips, Chips and number one? Pizza. Least addictive? Brown rice, Apples, Beans, Carrots and number one? Cucumber!  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/02/23/food-addiction_n_6709756.html?utm_hp_ref=healthy-living

JUNK FOOD SOARS, GLOBAL EATING HABITS SINK And speaking of food habits… according to a new series of studies on obesity, published in Lancet Global Health, food consumption around the world is getting worse.  According to research, while some poor and middle-income countries have healthier diets than those in rich ones, children are still being heavily targeted by snack and soft drink makers and advertising for junk food has soared. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/24/health/food-habits-getting-worse-around-the-world.html?_r=0

BIG COMPANIES GO HIPSTER Seems big companies are going hipster to disguise their brand name and win new customers! For example? Taco Bell is hiding behind a little Taco shop in California called U.S. Taco Co. where you'll even find milkshakes in mason jars! And PepsiCo, introduced a craft soda called Caleb's and McDonald's opened a cafe that lists lentils and eggplant on its menu.  Millennials tend to steer clear of big names companies, so maybe such disguises will boost a new "hipster" clientele..
FOOD WASTE IS NO JOKE We talk a lot about food waste, and it seems the problem isn't going away. A new reports shows that about 60 million metric tons of food is wasted a year in the United States,and about 32 million metric tons of it end up in municipal landfills. If we could just reduce waste from 20 to 50 percent globally, the report found that could save $120 billion to $300 billion a year by 2030! http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/26/us/food-waste-is-becoming-serious-economic-and-environmental-issue-report-says.html