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Video review of In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan


We have another video review from Heike, who always appears in a hat. Today’s it’s a chef’s hat as she is talking about In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto by Michael Pollan.

In this book, Pollan feels he is forced to defend real food because “we’re consuming ‘edible foodlike substances’ — no longer the products of nature but of food science.” Pollan describes a paradox where Westerners worry about nutrition more than ever but become less healthy each day. He argues that we should eat the sort of food our great grandmothers would recognize. Pollan proposes a seven words – Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.

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