In Defense of Food

by Author Michael Pollen

  • Publisher Penguin
  • Year published 2009
  • ISBN: ISBN 978-0143114963
  • Number of pages 256 pages
  • WorldCat

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Book description

Most of what we’re consuming today in Western society is no longer the product of nature but of food science, argues Michael Pollan. The result is what he calls the American Paradox: The more we worry about nutrition, the less healthy we seem to become. With the book, In Defense of Food, Pollan proposes a new (and very old) answer to the question of what we should eat that comes down to seven simple but liberating words: "Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants." Pollan’s bracing and eloquent manifesto shows us how we can start making thoughtful food choices that will enrich our lives, enlarge our sense of what it means to be healthy, and bring pleasure back to eating. ebook icon Audio book icon

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Michael Pollen
About the Author
Author description

Michael Pollan is an acclaimed author and journalist, contributing to the New York Times Magazine since 1987. Pollan grew up on Long Island and was educated at Bennington College, Oxford University, and Columbia University, from which he received a Master’s in English. ​He is currently the Lewis K. Chan Arts Lecturer and Professor of the Practice of NonFiction at Harvard University. In addition to teaching, he lectures widely on food, agriculture, health, and the environment. In 2010, Time magazine named him one of the one hundred most influential people in the world. He lives in the Bay Area with his wife, the painter Judith Belzer, and their son, Isaac.

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