Interviews & Profiles

Chatting with Michael Pollan of The Omnivore’s Dilemma

Keep your eyes peeled in October for the release of Michael Pollan’s follow up to The Omnivore’s Dilemma, a young reader’s edition. The new version will be a bit more user friendly, but also updated with more current information. I got the chance to chat with Michael recently and pick his brain on the state

Michael Pollan on Bill Maher

Michael Pollan, the author of “In Defense Of Food,” and also in the documentary movie “Food Inc.” to be released June 12th, 2009 speaks with Bill Maher about our food supply.

Michael Pollan on The Colbert Report

Michael Pollan advises that the best food to eat is anything with less than five ingredients in it.

Michael Pollan on PBS’s Bill Moyers Journal

Bill Moyers sits down with Michael Pollan, Knight Professor of Journalism at UC Berkeley, to discuss what direction the U.S. should pursue in the often-overlooked question of food policy.

Michael Pollan Predicts a Food Culture Revolution

Michael Pollan: We’re just at the beginning of something that’s going to be very big. And I think if we look in our food supply in 10 or 20 years, we’re going to be very surprised at how much change has come about. That’s Michael Pollan, best known for his book The Omnivore’s Dilemma. Like

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

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

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

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

“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