January 9, 2010 As consumers become educated – learning where their food comes from and how it is grown or produced – more concur to stay away from genetically modified food. “…53% of Americans [who] say they would avoid GMOs if labeled.” Jeffrey Smith, of the Institute for Responsible Technology, adds his thoughts on the [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Michael Pollan’s book, In Defense of Food, provides the backdrop for his talk at the Bagdad Theater in Portland, Oregon.
Cooking Up a Story: Food News Days before the long anticipated release of a major report on climate change, Climate Change 2007, by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, we sat down with Research Scientist Phillip Mote, to discuss his views on global warming, and some of the possible future effects on agriculture and the [...]
Cooking Up a Story: Food News State of Oregon Climatologist George Taylor has a different view on global warming and the degree to which human activity has altered our climate. Though some of his views appear to be solidly in the minority among his peers, he points out that science in general often contains many [...]