This feature from a recent "60 Minutes" episode about the scientists who create chemical flavorings is interesting. It helps to explain why foods like cheese puffs — which most of us know aren't actually food and aren't good for us — can be so tempting. Could the chemical flavorings have us addicted? Maybe, maybe not.


Whether or not you agree with the assertion that the chemical flavorings in processed food are creating an addiction, or are "high jacking our brains" as one former head of the FDA puts it, you'll want to take a look at this piece.


Robin Shreeves ( @rshreeves ) focuses on food from a family perspective from her home base in New Jersey.

Do chemical flavors turn us into food addicts?
This '60 Minutes' investigative piece goes inside the world of the scientists who create flavorings for food. Are those flavorings addictive or just hard to res