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Is Eating Scientifically Good For You?

Author Michael Pollan, who wrote The Omnivore’s Dilemma, is making a case against what he calls “eating scientifically.” Michael Pollan: There is so much biochemistry on display in the supermarket today, it’s kind of wild. I mean, where else in your life do you use so much biochemistry? He’s talking about breakdown of foods into

Authors@Google: Michael Pollan

Michael Pollan visits Google’s Mountain View, CA, headquarters to discuss his book, “In Defense of Food,” as part of the Authors@Google series.

Michael Pollan Debunks Food Myths

The human digestive tract has about the same number of neurons as the spinal column. What are they there for? The final word isn’t in yet, but Michael Pollan thinks their existence suggests that digestion may be more than the rather mundane process of breaking down food into chemicals. And, keeping those numerous digestive neurons

Lancaster Farming Speaks With Michael Pollan

In this issue of Lancaster Farming we interview Michael Pollan, guru of the “real food” movement. He spoke recently by phone from his home in California with Northern edition editor Tracy Sutton. Pollan is the author of “In Defense of Food,” and the previous critically acclaimed best-seller “The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four

Green Giant

With his lucid style and innovative research, Pollan deserves his reputation as one of the most respectable voices in the modern debate about food.

Book Review: In Defense of Food

"In Defense of Food" is Pollan's answer, the needle through which we must squeeze our fatted high-fructose selves to find salvation.

What’s Eating at Michael Pollan?

Written with Pollan's customary bite, ringing clarity and brilliance at connecting the dots.

What’s for Dinner?

In this slim, remarkable volume, Pollan builds a convincing case not only against that steak dinner but against the entire Western diet.

Interview with Michael Pollan

Sure, I’m on a food binge. But not what is usually meant when one hears the words “food” and “binge” put together. Readers can’t but help having noticed the cookbooks creeping into The Rolling Shelves, and the increasing number of food-related books that have come my way. A couple of weeks ago, I ran the

In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto

What should I eat for dinner tonight? Here is Pollan's brilliant, succinct and nuanced answer to this question: "Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants."