In Defence of Food (Paperback)

Michael Pollan

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Paperback. Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants. These simple words go to the heart of Michael Pollan's In Defence of Food. Humans used to know how to eat well, Pollan argues. But the balanced dieta.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 256 pages. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: "Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants." These simple words go to the heart of Michael Pollan's In Defence of Food. Humans used to know how to eat well, Pollan argues. But the balanced dietary lessons that were once passed down through generations have been confused, complicated, and distorted by food industry marketers, nutritional scientists, and journalists - all of whom have much to gain from our dietary confusion. As a result we face today a complex culinary landscape dense with bad advice and foods that are not 'real'. These 'edible food-like substances' are often packaged with labels bearing health claims that are typically false and misleading. Indeed, real food is fast disappearing from the marketplace, to be replaced by 'nutrients', and plain old eating has been replaced by an obsession with nutrition that is, paradoxically, ruining our health, not to mention our meals. It seems that we have forgotten about the sheer peasure that can come from eating simple, healthy and, most importantly, real food. Michael Pollan's last book, The Omnivore's Dilemma, is currently an extraordinary American bestseller, which for hundreds of thousands of people has shown just how badly wrong the food industry has gone. In Defence of Food is his practical call to action - a bracing and eloquent manifesto that will enrich our lives and our palates, and enlarge our sense of what it means to be healthy and happy.

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Title: In Defence of Food (Paperback)
Publication Date: 2008
Binding: Paperback
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ISBN 10: 1846141036 ISBN 13: 9781846141034
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Book Description Penguin Books, Melbourne, 2008. Reprint ed. Paperback trade, very good condition, minor edgewear, spine lightly faded, top edge lightly toned. 241 pp. This book is about a problem that now faces people living in every modern industrial society - the problem of the Western diet. The author shows how it is easy to eat healthy food and be happy. Seller Inventory # 26824

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