June 09 2011 • David Zivot
Eat food, not too much, mostly plants
So much has been said about Michael Pollan’s two books, The Omnivore’s Dilemma, and In Defense of Food, that we can only say this: If you have any interest in gaining perspective into the modern diet and where it comes from, these are must read books. His investigative journalism is top notch, and his writing is elegant. Our GRAINSTORM philosophy has been informed in no small part by his writing.
Here’s how Publishers’ Weekly summarizes:
Pollan proposes a new (and very old) answer to the question of what we should eat that comes down to seven simple but liberating words: Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants. By urging us to once again eat food, he challenges the prevailing nutrient-by-nutrient approach — what he calls nutritionism — and proposes an alternative way of eating that is informed by the traditions and ecology of real, well-grown, unprocessed food. Our personal health, he argues, cannot be divorced from the health of the food chains of which we are part.