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…industrial food chain that begins in a cornfield in Iowa sits an industrial eater at a table. (Or, increasingly, in a car.) The achievement of the industrial food system over…

A Thoughtful, Simple Menu

themselves. Grow them yourself or buy them at farmers’ market. Cook them yourself. Eat them at a table. Eat things that your grandmother would recognize as food. It’s the relationship…

How to Eat

…food is things that your great-grandmother (or someone’s great-grandmother) would recognize. Pollan points out that populations that eat like modern-day Americans — lots of highly processed foods and meat, lots…

Michael Pollan Answers Readers’ Questions

…suggest that vegetarians and vegans are generally healthier than the rest of us; however “flexitarians” — carnivores who eat meat once or twice a week — are just as healthy….

Dining Dilemmas: How Shall We Then Eat?

cart with brown eggs laid by happy chickens in comfortable nests, or eating beef from free-range cows. When I pull a can of Amy’s Organic Soup from the shelves I…

We Are What We (Blindly) Eat

…on the far side of the increasingly high walls of our industrial agriculture, we would surely change the way we eat.” Pollan, author of the best-selling Botany of Desire (2001),…

What’s for Dinner?

and adopt our way of eating, these diseases soon follow.” Part of Pollan’s answer to improving our health is going back to traditional foods and ways of eating: Eat leaves,…

Rules Worth Following, for Everyone’s Sake

eating, you’re likely to eat more than you realize. But my favorite tip, one that helped me keep my weight down for decades, is a mealtime adage, “Stop eating before…

The Vegetable-Industrial Complex

…feed animals and animals’ waste feeds crops–and neatly divided it into two new problems: a fertility problem on the farm, and a pollution problem on the feedlot. Rather than return…

A consuming interest: Pollan puts his mouth where his research is

…a year, doesn’t want to cook, wants to be able to eat that meal in a car. We have to reinvent ourselves as eaters in order to reinvent the food…