Research. Research, research, research and marketing. This is what makes junk foods to be as addictive as they are. This article explains how major companies in the junk food industry have made their products exactly what we want. Whether it requires a change of color, crunchiness, packaging or target audience, the heads of coca-cola, Dr. pepper, Oscar Mayer, and Frito-Lay want Americans to like their products most.
Efforts to change what these companies were doing, contributing to the obesity epidemic, started back in 1999, and it wasn’t until recently that I think there have been positive results. Don’t get me wrong, obesity and diabetes rates are still rising, but marketing sugary, salty and fatty foods towards children is definitely declining at an incredible rate. The Disney channel is cutting out all commercial for foods that do not pass their health standards starting this year. Now Fast Food companies are also starting to follow trend. Hallelujah!