There is a much broader movement out there towards food democracy: the effort to ensure healthy food for everyone.
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Because he's a professor, not a grocer, Michael Pollan can be forgiven for not understanding that the boycott is actually a "core" shopper revolt.
We need to consider what has happened to the quality of our lives since we gave away control of our bodies; we must learn to use pharmaceuticals more appropriately and not medicate ourselves into oblivion.
"I think the thing that you can count on -- this is the silver lining in this recession that we seem to be going in to -- is that I think people are going to start eating more vegetables"
Sandwiched between the caricatures of loco locavores and McWilliams' hey-ho-GMO cheerleading, lies the meat of the matter; we can't go on eating animals like this.
I can't say that I was in the dark when I bought my honey-roasted peanut butter last week, but like so many people, I had the impression that someone was looking out for me.
I studied food and went to local markets wherever I traveled. I learned all on my own that simply prepared, fresh, local, and organic foods taste best.
Fat, sugar and salt; the triple threat to our waistlines... and health. Mere decades ago, the food industry made a conscious choice to seduce the Amer...
I do like to eat, but (as an uncivilized bachelor) I don't know how to cook or much care about cooking. That is, until Michael Pollan, told about the key to saving the food situation.
Studies like the FSA report need to look beyond the dinner plate and recognize that organic farming's avoidance of chemicals offers health benefits beyond nutrition.
The ability to cook gives me options that non-cooks don't have, and what is autonomy about, if not having options?
I'm sure most Americans have no idea how truly screwed up our food system is, and when they find out, they'll start looking for alternatives.
But here's what I don't get: How is it that we are so eager to watch other people browning beef cubes on screen but so much less eager to brown them o...
Michael Pollan wades into the issue of health care reform by looking, not surprisingly, at food.
American consumers are being taken for a ride.
For Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase, the economy's dark days are over. Then there's the rest of us, for whom no bailout appears forthcoming and for ...
Every purchase of genuinely organic, local and/or sustainably grown food is a contribution to a grower who's doing the right thing
There's much to love about carbon capture, in theory. But carbon capture continues our dependence on coal-fired power plants, and does little to change the status quo.
The film, inspires me -- a lazy non-cooking nacho-loving but environmentally-concerned bachelor -- to start getting active with food issues and learn to cook.
It's time that we return to our roots. Literally. We need to support a food system that offers us healthy, safe, sustainable, fresh foods. And what better time to begin than on Independence Day?
There's a lot of simple but highly effective things you can do to transition off of a corn-based diet, lessen your carb(on) food/footprint, support local farmers and choose humanely raised meats.
When food became "fuel" instead of nourishment, and when vitamins became more important than wholesome nutrition, we began to journey down a terrible cliff of ignorance.
Robert Kenner gives us a twenty-first century Upton-Sinclair-look at the industrial food system in his latest film, Food, Inc., and not since The Jungle has the food in the U.S. seemed so unsafe.
Three times a day we have an opportunity to make a statement about what we eat; be part of the conversation this Friday to help build this movement.
Food, Inc. is a mind-blowing, stomach-twisting, eye-opening and ultimately heart-breaking film.
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