November 18th, 2011 - Jill Ettinger
Food focused author and journalist Michael Pollan is known for his simple approach to nutrition (“Eat Food. Mostly Plants. Not too Much.”) in books including The Omnivore’s Dilemma, Food Rules and In Defense of Food, but his pared down approach doesn’t end there. In a new video released by the educational initiative campaign, Nourish, Pollan reflects on the value of voting with our dollars, and voting with votes, offering an appealing approach to making changes to America’s Farm Bill through the political process.
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November 24th, 2010 - Gerald "Gerry" Pugliese
If you’re looking for a food role model, Michael Pollan is a good choice. He’s not a “diet guru” trying to hawk miracle pills, nor is he a celebrity personal training. Michael is a journalist and he’s been writing about food and nutrition for a long time, so the guy knows a lot about diet, minus all the snake oil selling.
And now, the author of four New York Times bestsellers, most notably the Omnivore’s Dilemma in 2006, is looking for your nuggets of food wisdom or advice for the next edition of his book Food Rules. You can email him.
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June 22nd, 2010 - Scott Shaffer
The Seattle Times interviewed food movement hero Michael Pollan about his latest book, Food Rules, the state of the food in America, and Michelle Obama. About the first lady, Pollan says,
She’s a very important voice in the food movement now, and I think is raising people’s consciousness, people who haven’t read a book like “Omnivore’s Dilemma” or “Food Rules” . . . People tend to underestimate these projects on the part of first ladies and think they’re kind of benign. But actually they can be quite powerful, and I think her contribution will be quite powerful.
Like Michael Pollan, Organic Authority is excited about several projects that the First Lady has been working on, from school lunch reform to the new-and-improved White House garden to her campaign to end childhood obesity.
Pollan also talks about his next book, which is going to be about how we turn raw ingredients into food through cooking and fermentation:
I’m working on a book about cooking, which is really a book about how we transfer things in nature through fire and water. Fermentation is another way we do it, whether we’re making wine or cheese or pickles or sausage. I’m interested in all the alchemies that go on in the kitchen.
Leave it to Michael Pollan to make chemistry interesting and important! Until the book comes out, you can check out this video of Laura tasting organic wine and cheese, this article on organic wines, and this recipe for blue cheese cabernet organic hamburgers. Yum! That should tide you over.
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