Sunday, December 28, 2008

In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto

In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto
"Eat food, not too much, mostly plants."

Michael Pollan Interview by Bill Moyers (video)
November 28, 2008

Nutritionist Michael Pollan Accepts No Imitations

Pollan proposes a new (and very old) answer to the question of what we should eat that comes down to seven simple but liberating words: Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants. By urging us to once again eat food, he challenges the prevailing nutrient-by-nutrient approach -- what he calls nutritionism -- and proposes an alternative way of eating that is informed by the traditions and ecology of real, well-grown, unprocessed food. Our personal health, he argues, cannot be divorced from the health of the food chains of which we are part.

The Omnivore's Dilemma

"In his new book, The Omnivore's Dilemma, journalist and writer Michael Pollan argues that many Americans suffer from a national eating disorder based on super-sized, corn-fed diets."

Talk of the nation Science Friday
April 14, 2006

Fresh Air - Dinner: An Author Considers the Source
April 11, 2006