Michael Pollan talks about his book In Defense of Food, a seminal work that makes the argument for a simpler diet, emphasizing a common-sense approach to eating whole foods, less meat, and more plant-based foods. Read the full posts: Michael Pollan: In Defense Of Food Michael Pollan: In Defense Of Food 2 Michael Pollan: In […]
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A cautious new body of rigorous scientific research on the use of psilocybin mushrooms shows great promise for helping people improve their quality of life.
Michael Pollan’s book, In Defense of Food, provides the backdrop for his talk at the Bagdad Theater in Portland, Oregon.
Despite all the gains of the food movement over the past 10 years, how much has really changed in regards to our food system.
There’s a raging debate over what are healthy foods to eat and why. But has science contributed more harm than good to promoting healthy eating?
Michael Pollan completes the dots between government policy, public health and the cost and availability of fresh wholesome foods.
There’s more to eating than personal health. Pleasure, a sense of community, our sense of connection with nature, these are also all highly important needs.
Michael Pollan explains how Americans have come to view eating food through the lens of Nutritionism, a narrow ideology he argues is less reliable a guide than culture.
NPR radio talks with Michael Pollan about Tom Vilsack, Obama’s new pick for USDA secretary of agriculture.
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 […]
CBS News Interviews journalist Michael Pollan, along with Food Inc. producer and director, Robert Kenner. 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 present food system. Michael […]
January 27, 2010 Posted on Oprah’s website page, dedicated to today’s show: Food 101 with Michael Pollan, there were several ‘extras’ available. The one that caught my eye was the opportunity to purchase Food, Inc. for just $9.99… at least until 11:59pm PST on January 29th (Friday), thru Amazon. A savings of $16.99. Not bad […]
March 26, 2010 Civil Eats recently wrote up an excellent list of food-related TED Talks given over the years – neatly compiled, summarized, and embedded for easy access and view-ability. Included are: Jamie Oliver, Mark Bittman, Ann Cooper, Dan Barber, Carolyn Steel, and Michael Pollan. A big note of thanks to @StaceySlate for taking the […]
November 29, 2010 An op-ed piece by Michael Pollan and Eric Schlosser, in the New York Times, discussing the Food and Safety Modernization Bill (S510) which is yet to be passed. Here is a short an excerpt: “You would think that such reasonable measures to protect the health and safety of the American people would […]
April 27, 2010 Pam Mehnert, general manager of Outpost Natural Foods in the Milwaukee, WI, area, had an ‘Aha!’ moment and decided to challenge herself: stay out of the middle aisles of the grocery market, keep away from processed foods and over-packaged goods, and make from scratch all her meals and snacks. Her initial blog […]
There is probably no one left in the food and farming community who hasn’t heard the name Polyface, the Shenandoah Valley super-farm famous for its lush pastures, happy animals and natural husbandry overseen by self described “lunatic farmer” Joel Salatin. The farm has been featured in books and films, including Food, Inc. and Michael Pollan’s […]
Paul Hawken eloquently explains how the price of food is divorced from its true costs, and what this really means for society.
This page contains a video playlist guide of food and sustainability leaders that have appeared on Cooking Up a Story from our interview and talk segments.
Listening to Michael Pollan on a recent Terry Gross, Fresh Air interview, he reminds us where our modern agricultural policy began, and its intent.
Ken Meter expresses optimism for the future of local food economies, suggests we choose healthier foods to eat as a guide toward supporting local food economies.