8 November 2018 | Michael Pollan, the author of five New York Times Best Sellers: The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals, The Botany of Desire (which was also adapted for PBS in 2009), In Defense of Food, Food Rules and, mostly recently, Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation – in his exploring the food chain, offers a view not to support agricultural industrialization. He particularly considers organic food, small-scale local farms as sustainable, ethical, environmental and economic solution. Michael Pollan was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time Magazine in 2010.
- Don’t eat anything your great grandmother wouldn’t recognize as food.
- Don’t eat anything with more than five ingredients, or ingredients you can’t pronounce.
- Stay out of the middle of the supermarket; shop on the perimeter of the store. Real food tends to be on the outer edge of the store near the loading docks, where it can be replaced with fresh foods when it goes bad.
- Don’t eat anything that won’t eventually rot.
- It is not just what you eat but how you eat. “Always leave the table a little hungry”
- Families traditionally ate together, around a table and not a TV, at regular meal times.
- Don’t buy food where you buy your gasoline.