There was an old commercial on television once (does anyone remember it?), “when E.F. Hutton talks, people listen” and a noisy room would instantly go quiet as the wise investment advisor spoke. Boy, has that pendulum shifted! Today, when Michael Pollan talks about food, people listen. Or, let’s hope they do!. On NPR this morning, [...]
Michael Pollan’s book, In Defense of Food, provides the backdrop for his talk at the Bagdad Theater in Portland, Oregon.
“It is the best of times, and the worst of times when it comes to food. But, I focus on the best, and there are alot of very positive things happening.” So says Michael Pollan in this final installment, as he completes the dots between government policy, public health, and the cost and availability of [...]
Could our conceptions for eating, and our understanding of foods, gone terribly awry? In this segment, Michael Pollan explains how Americans have come to view food through the lens of nutritionism. Foods have become valued upon their perceived healthiness, largely, the measure of how we view the good and bad nutrients within foods. Other valuable [...]
There’s more to eating than just its effect upon our health. Pleasure, a sense of community, our sense of connection with nature, these are all highly important aspects of eating that may get overlooked. In this segment with Deborah Kane of Ecotrust, Michael Pollan discusses our over-reliance upon science to guide us in our food [...]
CBS News Interviews journalist Michael Pollan, along with Food Inc. producer and director, Robert Kenner. Watch CBS Videos Online Tomatoes that don’t taste like a tomato (but hey, they also don’t bruise), cloned animal meats (really?), and a look behind the curtain of food production in America; this film presents a grim view inside our [...]
Paul Hawken eloquently explains how the price of food is divorced from its true costs, and what this really means for society.
November 24, 2010 In a very timely post, our friends at Nourish shared a video about a simple word, “nourish”, which was derived from the Latin nutrire. As many words do, this one also has different meanings. Many different thought leaders from the world of sustainable food and agriculture shared their interpretation of it. From [...]