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Unhappy Meals

…soon colonized much of the cultural space previously occupied by the tangible substance formerly known as food. The Age of Nutritionism had arrived. THE RISE OF NUTRITIONISM The first thing…

Just eat what your great-grandma ate

…advice based on sketchy science in the first place and corrupted by political pressure in the second.” Most of all, Pollan writes, we are victims of the ideology called “nutritionism,”…

Food Fight

…the University of California Berkeley, has written a new book called In Defense of Food, in which he inveighs against nutritionism, a kind of ideology that sees foods as mere…

Obsessed With Nutrition? That’s An Eating Disorder

…effects on the heart, thus allowing Mars to market products like its health-minded Rich Chocolate Indulgence Beverage. In the same spirit, nutritionism has lately helped to justify vitamin-enriched Diet Coke,…

In Defense of Food

…around eating that together they have fostered.” “In Defense of Food” is in three parts. The first explains the perils of “nutritionism,” like most isms a reductionist, contextless ideology. Nutritionism

In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto

…ate food prepared by one source — their mothers. Then along came the science of nutrition, and the rise of “nutritionism,” a term Pollan borrows for describing a belief system…

What’s for Dinner?

…acids or whatever else happens to be in vogue. Pollan calls it the age of “nutritionism,” an era when nutrients have been elevated to ideology, resulting in epidemic rates of…

Michael Pollan Debunks Food Myths

…Western diet.” This is in a discussion of the “imitation food rule” — can you talk about his? MP: That was another red-letter day in the rise of nutritionism. Basically,…

What’s Eating at Michael Pollan?

…is cheap, convenient and increasingly plastered with health claims–but it’s making us and everyone else who eats it fat and sick. It’s not just that “nutritionism” is imprecise, confusing and…

Lancaster Farming Speaks With Michael Pollan

…of Food, about “nutritionism.” The orthodoxy that food is the sum of its nutritional parts: vitamins, minerals, proteins — yet we don’t even understand those parts very well. You cite…