Articles Published in Sierra Magazine

The Cheapest Calories Make You the Fattest: A food-chain journalist looks for stories in our meals

Why are Americans so fat? According to Michael Pollan, it’s not just supersized portions and sedentary lifestyles that make obesity the second-highest cause of preventable death in the United States. It’s corn. When exploring the causes of the obesity epidemic, Pollan, a contributing editor to the New York Times Magazine and proponent of “food-chain journalism,”