Michael Pollan, the author of the bestselling Omnivore’s Dilemma, makes a
case in his new book, In Defense of Food, for our nation’s collective
well-being. He sensibly points out we would all be healthier if we
stopped eating processed and packaged food, and instead concentrated on
consuming food that our Great-Grandparents would recognize. It is an
informative and witty manifesto.
— Anne, Atlanta
What to eat, what not to eat, and how to think about health: a manifesto for our times.
About the Author
Michael Pollan is the author of five books: "Second Nature," "A Place of My Own," "The Botany of Desire," which received the Borders Original Voices Award for the best nonfiction work of 2001 and was recognized as a best book of the year by the American Booksellers Association and Amazon, and the national bestellers, "The Omnivore's Dilemma," and "In Defense of Food."A longtime contributing writer to "The New York Times Magazine," Pollan is also the Knight Professor of Journalism at UC Berkeley. His writing on food and agriculture has won numerous awards, including the Reuters/World Conservation Union Global Award in Environmental Journalism, the James Beard Award, and the Genesis Award from the American Humane Association.