In Defense of Food, by Michael Pollan

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Great book; quick to read; great follow up to The Omnivore’s Dilemma. To quote Pollan: “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” That’s mostly what the book is about — it’s a critique of nutritionism and the way that we eat so much processed food today. Has had a profound impact on the way I think about the food that I eat — in the category of things I probably already knew but hadn’t read together like this — and is slowly having that same impact on the food that I actually do eat. Great book.

6 Replies to “In Defense of Food, by Michael Pollan”

  1. Glad to hear this is worth reading — it’s on my list of Books to Read. (I’ve got American Creation going right now, finally finished the last chapter or so of Dreaming in Code this week after letting it sit dormant for a couple months, and plan to pick up The Mythical Man-Month tomorrow!) I think In Defense of Food might be after that… if I don’t switch to fiction after Man-Month.

  2. Glad to hear this is worth reading — it’s on my list of Books to Read. (I’ve got American Creation going right now, finally finished the last chapter or so of Dreaming in Code this week after letting it sit dormant for a couple months, and plan to pick up The Mythical Man-Month tomorrow!) I think In Defense of Food might be after that… if I don’t switch to fiction after Man-Month.

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