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 reasons for eating, such as pleasure, and enhancing a sense of community, have become less appreciated.
Related (PDF): On The Ideology of Nutritionism by Gyorgy Scrinis (This paper spells out in greater detail the underpinnings of “Nutritionism” for those wishing further information). [link updated: May 6, 2015]