On the surface, our addiction to highly processed foods seems quite similar to way we got addicted to cigarettes. Well, it turns out that the similarities are no coincidence. The same companies were behind both efforts. (That’s a hell of a lot of health destruction from a handful of corporations.) WaPo (Gift Article): Many of today’s unhealthy foods were brought to you by Big Tobacco. “Many of the ultra-processed foods that we eat today were engineered by an industry that wrote the playbook on products that are highly-palatable, addictive and appealing to children.”