In defense of food An eater's manifesto

Michael Pollan

Book - 2008

"Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants." These simple words go to the heart of food journalist Pollan's thesis. Humans used to know how to eat well, he argues, but the balanced dietary lessons that were once passed down through generations have been confused and distorted by food industry marketers, nutritional scientists, and journalists. As a result, we face today a complex culinary landscape dense with bad advice and foods that are not "real." Indeed, plain old eating... is being replaced by an obsession with nutrition that is, paradoxically, ruining our health, not to mention our meals. Pollan's advice is: "Don't eat anything that your great-great grandmother would not recognize as food." Looking at what science does and does not know about diet and health, he proposes a new way to think about what to eat, informed by ecology and tradition rather than by the nutrient-by-nutrient approach.--From publisher description.

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Published
New York : Penguin Press 2008.
Language
English
Physical Description
244 p. ; 22 cm
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (p. 206-228) and index.
ISBN
9781594201455
9780143114963
Main Author
Michael Pollan (-)