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Chocolate Chip Cookies And Mind Control

What is it about chocolate chip cookies that make us feel so warm inside? There's a whole lot more that goes into producing this comfort food than you think.

A vegan, chocolate chip cookie.

Photo: jessicafm (Flickr)

Many food products are produced in a very specific way so that they go down the right way AND give you feelings of euphoria.

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This recent piece from the New York Times on how food makers know how to appeal to both emotional and physical desires within us is beyond fascinating.

It seems that many food products are constructed and produced in a very specific way so that they both goes down the right way and also give you those great feelings of euphoria.

Basically, we are slaves to the chocolate chip cookies sitting on our counter tops, and it can lead to overeating. But former FDA head Dr. David A. Kessler has a new book that might help you take a little more control.

Read More: How the Food Makers Captured Our Brains  (New York Times)

Cory Barker

Cory Barker is a summer intern for Earth Eats and senior IU student from Hartford City, Indiana. He is double majoring in journalism and communication and culture with a minor in business.

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