In Defense of Food
CBC Radio: The Current, January 9, 2008
“Eat food. Mostly plants. Not too much.” As manifestos go, it’s hardly “Workers of the world unite!” But for Michael Pollan, that little piece of grandmotherly wisdom is a long overdue counter-revolutionary rallying cry for reclaiming how we eat. In his last book, The Omnivore’s Dilemma, Michael Pollan looked at how we procure and prepare the food we eat. His new book is called In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto. It’s an indictment of nutritionists, food scientists and what some people call the food industrial complex. Michael Pollan joined us from New York City to talk about it.