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Michael Pollan

Blessed Meat

Ali Berlow | Posted 02.26.2012 | Religion
Ali Berlow

It was truly blessed meat. Over every animal held in arms and slaughtered, a prayer was said as the swift, sharp deed of taking life in sacrifice was made.

Michael Pollan Has The Answer To Eating Healthy

Posted 12.23.2011 | Green

Environmental and food advocate Michael Pollan has the answer to being healthy: eat food, not too much and more plants than meat. In the above vid...

Book Review: Folks, This Ain't Normal

Darya Pino, Ph.D | Posted 02.22.2012 | Books
Darya Pino, Ph.D

Self-described as a "Christian-libertarian-environmentalist-capitalist-lunatic-farmer," Joel Salatin is one of the most interesting people I have ever met.

Meatless Monday: Hero With A Thousand Faces

Ellen Kanner | Posted 02.18.2012 | Green
Ellen Kanner

The pivotal part of the hero's experience, the payoff, is enlightenment. It took Buddha six years to get there. We can get there faster, especially with a diet that's plant-rich, not processed.

Michael Pollan Has Some Food Rules to Live By

Laura Klein | Posted 02.06.2012 | Food
Laura Klein

Pollan's collection of rules keeps it simple: No medical or calorie counting rules (don't people get tired of counting calories?). And my favorite rule is the super simple number 24: When you eat real food, you don't need rules.

What the Struggle Against Obesity and HIV/AIDS Have in Common

Ross Szabo | Posted 01.30.2012 | Impact
Ross Szabo

Behavior change is impossible without the cultural, economic and gender role assistance to put people most at risk on equal footing.

Michael Pollan: "World's 7 Most Powerful Foodies"

Alex Formuzis | Posted 01.08.2012 | Food
Alex Formuzis

Famed food writer/philosopher Michael Pollan has picked the seven individuals he considers to be the most powerful voices in the good food movement from around the world.

Michael Pollan Names The World's 7 Most Powerful Foodies

Posted 01.08.2012 | Food

Michael Pollan, arguably an important foodie in his own right, recently named the world's seven most powerful foodies for Forbes magazine. His list in...

5 Quick and Healthy Fall Weeknight Meals

Anna Watson Carl | Posted 01.07.2012 | Food
Anna Watson Carl

2011-11-07-Screenshot20111107at3.51.16PM.jpgThis time of year, with holidays right around the corner, it's more important than ever to get in the habit of eating healthy weeknight meals.

WATCH: Stephen Colbert Calls Michael Pollan The 'Big Bossy Food Nazi'

Posted 01.03.2012 | Food

Michael Pollan appeared on The Colbert Report last night to talk about his book Food Rules, with illustrations by Maira Kalman. He brought along some ...

Michael Pollan: High-Fructose Corn Syrup Not Necessarily Worse Than Sugar

Posted 12.28.2011 | Food

When Michael Pollan talks about the food industry, people listen. As the author of best-selling books like In Defense of Food and The Omnivore's Dilem...

The Farm Bill Is a Food Bill

Rajiv Narayan | Posted 12.20.2011 | Politics
Rajiv Narayan

Where the farm bill allocates resources to funding food stamps, it also incentivizes the purchase of unhealthy foods.

Meatless Monday: Food Day October 24 -- Countdown To Eating Real

Ellen Kanner | Posted 12.17.2011 | Green
Ellen Kanner

You can help meet every one of Food Day's goals with one single choice -- eat less meat. Jobs, health, education, the environment and ethics all converge at the end of our forks.

Meatless Monday: Alice In Expoland

Ellen Kanner | Posted 12.03.2011 | Green
Ellen Kanner

For one fab weekend, the spacious but contained world of the Baltimore Convention Center became a Wonderland of all things organic, where I never had to apologize for being vegan or explain what it means. Coming from meatcentric Miami, I've got to tell you, it was nice.

'The Nation' Releases 2011 Food Issue With Michael Pollan, Frances Moore Lappé, Raj Patel

Posted 11.15.2011 | Food

Politics and culture magazine The Nation releases its October 3 Food Issue with an A-list group of food politics celebrities. Diet for a Small Planet ...

Four Food Books Make It On Top 100-Ever List

Posted 10.31.2011 | Food

Time Magazine released its list of the 100 best non-fiction books published since 1923 yesterday. Many of their choices are pretty safe -- it's not ex...

WATCH: The Best Food In America

Daniel Klein | Posted 10.09.2011 | Food
Daniel Klein

Diving for sea urchin, urban gardens in New Orleans, catfish noodling, frog gigging, conspiracy theorists, geoducks and morel hunting are just a few o...

Eric Schlosser: Why Being A Foodie Isn't Elitist

Eric Schlosser in the Washington Post | Posted 07.02.2011 | Food

At the American Farm Bureau Federation's annual meeting this year, Bob Stallman, the group's president, lashed out at "self-appointed food elitists" w...

Books That Changed The Way We Think About The Earth

flavorwire.com | Posted 06.22.2011 | Books

We may be incredibly pessimistic about the direction our country is headed at the moment, but so were many residents back in the last days of Manifest...

Our Love-Hate Relationship With Whole Foods

Rachel Levin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Rachel Levin

My first thought when I saw the Whole Foods sign go up in my neighborhood was: My life just got a million times better. The convenience! The consistent quality! The $11 half-pint of curried chicken salad! My second thought? I am such a f*cking hypocrite.

Pollan on Pollen

Annie Spiegelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Annie Spiegelman

For me gardening is therapeutic, it's also the source of the freshest food I get to eat and it's also beautiful. To me it's more beautiful than a perennial border. The satisfaction for me is gustatory as well as aesthetic and therapeutic.

Weekly Pulse: 911 Is a Joke (Because It's Broke)

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger As the Great Blizzard of 2010 blanketed New York City, most residents were blissfully unaware that th...

Getting from A to Z: Why Animal Activists Should Support Incremental Reforms to Help Animals

Bruce Friedrich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bruce Friedrich

Not supporting welfare reforms is both speciesist and counterproductive. And while saying "all or nothing" might make us feel pure, it hurts animals.

Taking Down B.R. Myers: 'This Is A Cold Person Indeed'

Ethan Kahn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Ethan Kahn

Myers is a vegan, and he brings his biases to the table, turning the article into a subtle, clandestine polemic designed to stress the carnivorous aspect of foodie culture as degeneracy. A cold person indeed.

Michael Pollan: School Lunches Made From Fast Food Rejects

Squid Ink | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

The lights in USC's Bovard Auditorium dimmed and the crowd erupted into whoops and applause. It was as if Bon Jovi was about to take the stage. But i...