Monday, January 7, 2008

Food & Society Memo: Michael Pollan on the Pleasures of Eating: Part Duex

Yesterday, we published the first chapter of writer ("The Ominvor's Dilemma") and University of California at Berkeley Journalism professor Michael Pollan's new book, "In Defense of Food: An Eaters Manifesto," which was excerpted in the UK-based Guardian newspaper.

In today's issue of the Guardian, the second part of Pollan's introductory chapters is published in an essay written by Pollan.

In the essay, "How to get back to real food," Pollan says we need to rediscover the simple rules of healthy eating. To that end, Pollan offers his recipe for reclaiming control over what he calls "our disastrous diets."

Pollan's new book is on sale beginning this week. We wanted to give our readers a sneak preview, as we believe the book will be much discussed among food industry professionals, nutritionists, farmers, consumer advocates, environmental groups, consumers and others interested in what we eat and how we grow and market our food.

Read the essay/excerpt from Michael Pollan's book, "In Defense of Food: An Eaters Manifesto" here.
More on Pollan:
Read more about Pollan's new book, what he cooks and eats at home, where he shops, and other food and nutrition issues in this profile, "What Would Michael Pollan Eat?" by Carol Ness in the San Francisco Chronicle. Hint: He's not anti-meat, nor is he a "food fanatic."
>You can read a review (December 30, 2007) of Pollan's new book, "In Defense of Food: An Eaters Manifesto," here.
>You can also read a review, from 2006, of his best selling book, "An Omnivores Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals," here.

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