Michael Pollan on the Political Situation of Food
Posted by The Situationist Staff on November 29, 2012
Host Harry Kreisler welcomes writer Michael Pollan for a discussion of the agricultural industrial complex that dominates consumer choices about what to eat. He explores the origins, evolution and consequences of this system for the nations health and environment. He highlights the role of science, journalism, and politics in the development of a diet that emphasizes nutrition over food. Pollan also sketches a reform agenda and speculates on how a movement might change Americas eating habits. He also talks about science writing, the rewards of gardening, and how students might prepare for the future.
Related Situationist posts:
- Marion Nestle on The Situation of Our Food
- Dr. David Kessler Waxes Situationist
- The Situation of our Food – Part I
- The Situation of Our Food – Part II
- The Situation of Our Food – Part III
- The Situation of our Food – Part IV
- The Situation of Our Food – Part V
For more on the situation of eating, see Situationist contributors Adam Benforado, Jon Hanson, and David Yosfion’s law review article Broken Scales: Obesity and Justice in America. For a listing of numerous Situaitonist posts on the situational sources of obesity, click here.