Michael Pollan: The Food Movement, Rising (New York Review)

05/21/2010 01:56 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Michael Pollan The New York Review of Books

Cheap food has become an indispensable pillar of the modern economy. But it is no longer an invisible or uncontested one. One of the most interesting social movements to emerge in the last few years is the "food movement," or perhaps I should say "movements," since it is unified as yet by little more than the recognition that industrial food production is in need of reform because its social/environmental/public health/animal welfare/gastronomic costs are too high.

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