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Michael Pollan on $8 Eggs and $4 Peachesnew

When you've been too broke to buy soup, some iconoclastic dickhead trying to tell you that paying $4 for a peach is a good idea because it is a really good peach can be the kind of thing that makes you want to buy a rifle and a map to the homes of famous food writers.
Seattle Weekly  |  Jason Sheehan  |  08-09-2010  |  Food+Drink

Central California Farmers Worry About the Impact of a Proposed Solar Farmnew

The sun that shines on Central Cali's Panoche Valley is now luring industry into the unruffled pastureland. Solargen Energy proposes a solar array that, if built today, would be the biggest in the world. But for local sustainable farmers, the project might as well be Wal-Mart.
Monterey County Weekly  |  Kera Abraham  |  02-26-2010  |  Environment

How the Sustainable-Food Movement Drove One Family to the Frozen-Food Aislenew

While I was thinking about what kinds of foods are good for my kids' bodies and our Earth, my family was seeing less and less of me. That's when it came to me: I'm not going to cook anymore.
East Bay Express  |  Sierra Filucci  |  09-23-2009  |  Food+Drink

Only Communal Action Can Solve Global Warmingnew

Our focus must remain not on "What Can I Do as One Person?" but rather on the tougher question of "What Can We Do as One People?"
East Bay Express  |  Jay Youngdahl  |  05-28-2008  |  Environment

Fat's What I'm Talking Aboutnew

Personally, I'm tired of all the fear and guilt tied to food in America (not to mention the books about how to overcome the fear and guilt tied to food in America). I'd really like to take the guilt out of my guilty-pleasures -- I mean, will one sweet, salty McDonald's cheeseburger kill you?
Washington City Paper  |  Tim Carman  |  04-10-2008  |  Food+Drink

Michael Pollan Stumbles with His Latest Booknew

Big claims, not too much support, mostly unconvincing. That's my nutshell response to Pollan's most recent answer to "the supposedly incredibly complicated and confusing question of what we humans should eat in order to be maximally healthy."
The Texas Observer  |  James E. McWilliams  |  03-26-2008  |  Nonfiction

Food, Not Fadsnew

Michael Pollan takes on food science and the Western diet in his follow-up to The Omnivore's Dilemma
Eugene Weekly  |  Molly Templeton  |  02-07-2008  |  Nonfiction

Michael Pollan's Manifestonew

Post-Omnivore's Dilemma, the doomsday prophet of the U.S. diet lets us know what we can eat.
Willamette Week  |  Ben Waterhouse  |  02-06-2008  |  Author Profiles & Interviews

The Challenge of Holiday Feastingnew

After reading The Omnivore's Dilemma, you may never look at a holiday ham -- or any dinner for that matter -- the same again.
Jackson Free Press  |  Brandi Herrera Pfrehm  |  12-27-2007  |  Nonfiction

The Food Book to Read This Yearnew

Michael Pollan sets out to determine why the so-called Western diet is the unhealthiest in the world; how, despite a full-fledged societal obsession with food and nutrition, Americans have gotten to the perverse point where we are both overweight and undernourished.
The Portland Mercury  |  Alison Hallett  |  12-27-2007  |  Nonfiction

Taking on Whole Foods With Civilized Discoursenew

Michael Pollan says he's shocked by the strong response to his book and the ensuing public debate, but he chalks up much of the unexpected impact to timing.
San Diego CityBeat  |  Barbara Davenport  |  06-06-2007  |  Author Profiles & Interviews

The Nutritional Zeitgeistnew

Pollan discusses America's eating disorder, how much petroleum is in our diet, and why Whole Foods is less whole than we think.
Los Angeles CityBeat  |  Krista Walton  |  05-26-2006  |  Author Profiles & Interviews

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