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In Defense of Food

Dec 18, 2008 — When President-elect Barack Obama chose former Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack as secretary of agriculture, he praised Vilsack's knowledge of both agriculture and energy. But writer Michael Pollan says the incoming administration's focus should be on food and the people who eat it.
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Oct 24, 2008 — Michael Pollan, author of In Defense of Food and The Omnivore's Dilemma, believes that food policy should be high on the next president's agenda. Pollan argues that how our food is produced, moved and consumed directly affects the life and vitality of the nation.
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Oct 20, 2008 — In an open letter to the next president, author Michael Pollan writes about the waning health of America's food systems — and warns that "the era of cheap and abundant food appears to be drawing to a close."
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Apr 24, 2008 — The award-winning writer shares tips on selecting foods for a healthy planet and body. Sticking to the fringes of the supermarket is one of his distinctive recommendations.
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Jan 1, 2008 — In his new book, Michael Pollan advises readers to "Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants." He says that we should make healthy food more of a priority, even if it means spending more time and money, or get used to chronic disease.
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