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Mother's Day: 7 Of My Favorite Books As A Mom And A Publisher (PHOTOS, POLL)

Lena Tabori | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Lena Tabori

These books cover what I love as a mom and have published for Welcome Books--for mothers new and old.

Michael Pollan Immortalized As Heirloom Tomato; Needs Even Watering

Josh Friedland at The Food Section | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Author and food luminary Michael Pollan has been widely praised for his thoughtful inquiries into how our food is produced and what it means for our h...

A Food Hater's Manifesto

Natalia Brzezinski | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Natalia Brzezinski

According to Pollan, the "Western diet"-- overprocessed and chemically-saturated food -- is not only making us fat, it is killing us.

Michael Pollan Makes TIME 100 List, Alice Waters Says She Was 'Pollanized' (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

TIME released their annual TIME 100 issue last week, naming the people who have most influenced our world, and author/journalist/food activist Michael...

From Grassroots to Mountaintops

Liz Neumark | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Liz Neumark

Joan Dye Gussow - the matriarch of the modern-day food movement; the educator and activist who transformed the discussion about nutrition and health f...

Meat Or No Meat: Tell Us What You Think And Why

Meathead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

There are books on both sides of the issue, but we would like to see point and counterpoint side by side. We would also like to debunk some myths.

Will Big Ag Continue its Pointless Crusade Against Real Food on PBS?

Kurt Michael Friese | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kurt Michael Friese

As food issues come out of the foodie fringe and into the mainstream, moneyed special interests are beginning to fear for their bottom lines just a little bit.

Vegans Starting to Sound Like Beck and Limbaugh

Meathead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

This new food section is going to have a lot of articles about meat. And vegetables. Get used to it. You cannot do a driveby "meat is murder" strafing every time you see a recipe with muscle protein in it.

Kids Radically Changing the Food System

Paula Crossfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Paula Crossfield

On a recent Sunday afternoon in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, over a hundred people gathered at the 6000-square foot Eagle Street Rooftop Farm to talk about t...

Michael Pollan On Jonathan Safran Foer, Food Trucks, Nose-To-Tail, Salt, Sugar, His Last Three Meals, And More In Exclusive Interview (PHOTOS)

Colin Sterling | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Michael Pollan On Safran Foer, Nose-To-Tail, Food Trucks, Salt, Sugar His Last Three Meals, And More (PHOTOS)

Father's Day Gifts: The Best Barbecue and Food Books for Dad

Meathead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

"Give a man a chicken and he will turn it into a black lump. Teach a man to grill a chicken and he will gloat all night." Meathead Dad's chicken look...

In Defense of Betty Crocker

Cristen Conger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Cristen Conger

As a kid, I spent hours flipping through my mother's butter-stained Betty Crocker cookbook from circa 1960. I'd sit and salivate at the sight of the s...

The Faces of Fresh: Sustainable Saints, or Loam-Loving Luddites?

Kerry Trueman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kerry Trueman

It's us real food rabble rousers who are subjecting the poorer nations of the world to imminent starvation, because we refuse to embrace genetically modified crops, toxic pesticides, and petroleum-based fertilizers.

Calorie Count Disclosure And The Health Care Bill: Will This Lead To A Food Revolution?

Huffington Post | Katherine Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

One aspect of the health care bill that is taking effect immediately is that chain restaurants will be required to prominently display nutrition infor...

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

The New York Review of Books | Michael Pollan | Posted 05.25.2011 | 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 ...

While HCR Vote Is Underway, Connecting Health and Care to the Stove

Kim O'Donnel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kim O'Donnel

As the country waits in nail-biting anticipation of the House vote on health care reform, there is something we can actually do: Cook. Remember that ...

Stress Less, Restore More

Erica Heinz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Erica Heinz

We all know that stress is killing us. Or at the very least, aging and annoying us. By cultivating beneficial stress and eliminating unbeneficial stress, you'll be more productive while doing less.

General Mills Declares War On Our Kids' Health

Christina Pirello | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christina Pirello

The ad on television for General Mills' cereals was seemingly benign. Just more marketing of sugary cereals to kids under the guise they are healthy and have whole grains in them.

Public Space = Public Health

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

In a city with many neighborhoods starved for public space, CicLAvia promotes a creative way to make over LA for a few hours a week by converting city streets to pedestrian thoroughfares.

The Food Bail-Out

Marcie Ferris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Marcie Ferris

It's time to demand real food for our children -- what food activist Michael Pollan defines as "food our great-grandmothers would recognize." And if it's not real, government should step in.

20 New Anticancer Rules

David Servan-Schreiber, M.D., Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Servan-Schreiber, M.D., Ph.D.

Michael Pollan's recent little gem of a book Food Rules inspired me to compile my own "rules" about what I'd like every person to know about how they can help avoid cancer.

Michelle Obama Steps Up As Health Champion

Alison Rose Levy | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alison Rose Levy

I cheered when I learned of First Lady Michelle Obama's new initiative, Let's Move, aimed at the mounting epidemic of childhood obesity. It's a breakthrough for government to address obesity's systemic causes.

An Open Letter To Oprah Winfrey and Gayle King

Riva Greenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Riva Greenberg

Many people are thankful that you shined a light on diabetes. However, while I'm sure your intentions were to help us, the show also added to some of the myths already floating around out there and left many people confused.

Solving Seafood -- Sustainably

Julie Packard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Julie Packard

I just returned from the Seafood Choices Alliance Seafood Summit in Paris, a gathering of over 600 business and NGO leaders concerned about the future of seafood.

Another Assault on the SOLE Food Movement

Kurt Michael Friese | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kurt Michael Friese

Causing no end of difficulties in our national discourse is the steadfast belief held by both the right and the left that everything is either right o...