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12:22 pm
Mon May 18, 2009

Michael Pollan In Defense of Food

From his own experiences in the garden to tracking meals back to their sources, Michael Pollan writes about our relationship to the food we eat. The author of The Omnivore's Dilemma and In Defense of Food, Pollan has written not only about what we eat but where our food comes from and the impact our food choices have.

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From his own experiences in the garden to tracking meals back to their sources, Michael Pollan writes about our relationship to the food we eat. The author of The Omnivore's Dilemma and In Defense of Food, Pollan has written not only about what we eat but where our food comes from and the impact our food choices have.

Michael Pollan joins Steve Kraske to discuss how his interest in the topic came about. From his often funny accounts as a beginner gardener to the prominent role of corn in the national diet to his prescription for better eating, Pollan has been praised for his support toward more responsible eating and criticized as an elitist .


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For the past twenty years, Michael Pollan has been writing books and articles about the places where the human and natural worlds intersect: food, agriculture, gardens, drugs, and architecture. A contributing writer to the New York Times Magazine since 1987, his writing has received numerous awards. In 2003, Pollan was appointed the John S. and James L. Knight Professor of Journalism at UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism, and the director of the Knight Program in Science and Environmental Journalism. In addition to teaching, he lectures widely on food, agriculture, and gardening.