"Michael Pollan" tag

Good News: Week 16

This week we celebrated the 41st Earth Day and learned about where our raw food comes from, why Michael Pollan thinks we should obsess less about “nutritionism” and what foods promote happiness. We’re…

Goodlifer: Food Rules: Answering the Question "What Should I eat?"

Food Rules: Answering the Question “What Should I eat?”

Whenever I get up on my soapbox and start talking to my friends and family about the pitiful state of our food system, the one thing they always ask me is “so what…

Fresh - Inspiring Change in Our Food System

Fresh – Inspiring Change in Our Food System

When we look back at this time a half century from now, how will we feel about our actions (or inactions)? Ana Sofia Joanes, director of the documentary Fresh, compares it to living…

Goodlifer: At WSU, Pollan is Required Reading, Then Not, Then Again

At WSU, Pollan is Required Reading, Then Not, Then Again

Last week, Washington State University announced that it was pulling Michael Pollan’s best-selling book The Omnivore’s Dilemma from its required Common Reading Program for all incoming freshmen, seemingly due to pressure from corporate…

Goodlifer: Food, Inc. - Revealing the Secrets of Our Food System

Food, Inc. – Revealing the Secrets of Our Food System

How much do we really know about the food we buy at our local supermarkets and serve to our families? That is the question filmmaker Robert Kenner poses in Food, Inc., a film…

Goodlifer: Crafting a New Food System

Crafting a New Food System

Most of us in the Western world do not really eat food anymore, instead consuming what Michael Pollan calls food-like substances, engineered by food scientists to provide maximum “nutrition” (read calories) at minimum…

Goodlifer: Healthy Oats From Bob's Red Mill

Healthy Oats From Bob’s Red Mill

When will oats gain proper respect in the United States? Even now, when most people are aware that oatmeal is a whole grain food and that can lower cholesterol, people look upon them…

Goodlifer: Obama, Plant a Survival Garden

Obama, Plant a Survival Garden

Most people in the environmental movement agree with the suggestion that the Obamas should plant a so-called Victory Garden on the seemingly useless and resource-intensive White House lawn. I certainly do, although I…

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