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Michael Pollan on CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360° on the egg recall

Michael Pollan discusses the national egg recall with Dr. Sanjay Gupta.

New York City, NY

Yoga Journal Conference. Evening Onstage Conversation Hilton Hotel in NYC. (Tickets on sale after Dec. 2010)

Berkeley, CA

Books Inc. celebrates 75 years of Penguin Books, 7pm.

Lunch with the FT: Michael Pollan

“So, did you eat the in-flight meal, then?” I cheekily ask Michael Pollan, mainly because he looks fresher and rosier and happier than any 55-year-old has a right to after 13 hours on a non-stop flight from San Francisco. The writer is in England to talk about his new book Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual.

The Food Movement, Rising

It might sound odd to say this about something people deal with at least three times a day, but food in America has been more or less invisible, politically speaking, until very recently. At least until the early 1970s, when a bout of food price inflation and the appearance of books critical of industrial agriculture (by Wendell Berry, Francis Moore Lappé, and Barry Commoner, among others) threatened to propel the subject to the top of the national agenda, Americans have not had to think very hard about where their food comes from, or what it is doing to the planet, their bodies, and their society.

The 2010 TIME 100

Not many people are so committed to their work that they would purchase a live steer just to learn something. Michael Pollan is.

How to Eat

The most sensible diet plan ever? We think it's the one that Michael Pollan outlined a few years ago: “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” So we're happy that in his little new book, "Food Rules," Pollan offers more common-sense rules for eating: 64 of them, in fact, all thought-provoking and some laugh-out-loud funny.

Food Rule No. 1: Share Your Tasty Recipes

Clarity and inspiration both are to be found in a small book by journalism professor and food writer Michael Pollan. His "Food Rules" are direct, amusing and encouraging. Just what some of us need when our New Year's resolve is dissolving into excuses.

64 Rules for Eating Right from Michael Pollan

Meant to be a simple guide to eating, something anyone can use without reading through a lot of science and nutrition research.

Michael Pollan Offers 64 Ways to Eat Food

"A useful and funny purse-sized manual that could easily replace all the diet books on your bookshelf."