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Michael Pollan Quotes: "People in Slow Food understand that food is an environmental issue."

People in Slow Food understand that food is an environmental issue.




Michael Pollan Quotes: "Food is not just fuel. Food is about family, food is about community, food is about identity. And we nourish all those things when we eat well."

Food is not just fuel. Food is about family, food is about community, food is about identity. And we nourish all those things when we eat well.




Michael Pollan Quotes: "Were the walls of our meat industry to become transparent, literally or even figuratively, we would not long continue to raise, kill, and eat animals the way we do."

Were the walls of our meat industry to become transparent, literally or even figuratively, we would not long continue to raise, kill, and eat animals the way we do.



Michael Pollan Quotes: "The correlation between poverty and obesity can be traced to agricultural policies and subsidies."

The correlation between poverty and obesity can be traced to agricultural policies and subsidies.




Michael Pollan Quotes: "If it came from a plant, eat it; if it was made in a plant, don't."

If it came from a plant, eat it; if it was made in a plant, don't.




Michael Pollan Quotes: "A lawn is nature under totalitarian rule."

A lawn is nature under totalitarian rule.




Michael Pollan Quotes: "Cooking (from scratch) is the single most important thing we could do as a family to improve our health and general well-being."

Cooking (from scratch) is the single most important thing we could do as a family to improve our health and general well-being.



Michael Pollan Quotes: "People say they don't have time to cook, yet in the last few years we have found an extra two hours a day for the internet."

People say they don't have time to cook, yet in the last few years we have found an extra two hours a day for the internet.



Michael Pollan Quotes: "Most important thing about your diet is who cooks it, a human or a corporation."

Most important thing about your diet is who cooks it, a human or a corporation.



Michael Pollan Quotes: "People forget that eating represents their most profound engagement with the natural world. Through agriculture is how we change the world, more than anything else we do."

People forget that eating represents their most profound engagement with the natural world. Through agriculture is how we change the world, more than anything else we do.



Michael Pollan Quotes: "I think perfect objectivity is an unrealistic goal; fairness, however, is not"

I think perfect objectivity is an unrealistic goal; fairness, however, is not




Michael Pollan Quotes: "The shared meal elevates eating from a mechanical process of fueling the body to a ritual of family and community, from the mere animal biology to an act of culture."

The shared meal elevates eating from a mechanical process of fueling the body to a ritual of family and community, from the mere animal biology to an act of culture.



Michael Pollan Quotes: "Okinawa, one of the longest-lived and healthiest populations in the world, practice a principle they call hara hachi bu: Eat until you are 80 percent full."

Okinawa, one of the longest-lived and healthiest populations in the world, practice a principle they call hara hachi bu: Eat until you are 80 percent full.



Michael Pollan Quotes: "It's not food if it arrived through the window of your car."

It's not food if it arrived through the window of your car.



Michael Pollan Quotes: "Don't eat anything your great-grandmother wouldn't recognize as food."

Don't eat anything your great-grandmother wouldn't recognize as food.



Michael Pollan Quotes: "Shake the hand that feeds you."

Shake the hand that feeds you.



Michael Pollan Quotes: "In 2008, a year of supposed 'food crisis', we grew enough food to feed 11 billion people. Most of it was not eaten by humans as food, however."

In 2008, a year of supposed 'food crisis', we grew enough food to feed 11 billion people. Most of it was not eaten by humans as food, however.



Michael Pollan Quotes: "The garden suggests there might be a place where we can meet nature halfway."

The garden suggests there might be a place where we can meet nature halfway.



Michael Pollan Quotes: "For is there any practice less selfish, any labor less alienated, any time less wasted, than preparing something delicious and nourishing for people you love?"

For is there any practice less selfish, any labor less alienated, any time less wasted, than preparing something delicious and nourishing for people you love?



Michael Pollan Quotes: "... the way we eat represents our most profound engagement with the natural world. Daily, our eating turns nature into culture, transforming the body of the world into our bodies and minds."

... the way we eat represents our most profound engagement with the natural world. Daily, our eating turns nature into culture, transforming the body of the world into our bodies and minds.




Michael Pollan Quotes: "Avoid food products containing ingredients that are A) unfamiliar B) unpronounceable C) more than five in number or that include D) high-fructose corn syrup"

Avoid food products containing ingredients that are A) unfamiliar B) unpronounceable C) more than five in number or that include D) high-fructose corn syrup



Michael Pollan Quotes: "We are not only what we eat, but how we eat, too."

We are not only what we eat, but how we eat, too.



Michael Pollan Quotes: "Cooking might be the most important factor in fixing our public health crisis. It's the single most important thing you can do for your health."

Cooking might be the most important factor in fixing our public health crisis. It's the single most important thing you can do for your health.



Michael Pollan Quotes: "This is part of human nature, the desire to change consciousness."

This is part of human nature, the desire to change consciousness.



Michael Pollan Quotes: "If you're not hungry enough to eat an apple, you're not hungry."

If you're not hungry enough to eat an apple, you're not hungry.



Michael Pollan Quotes: "Don't eat anything your great-great grandmother wouldn't recognize as food. There are a great many food-like items in the supermarket your ancestors wouldn't recognize as food.. stay away from these"

Don't eat anything your great-great grandmother wouldn't recognize as food. There are a great many food-like items in the supermarket your ancestors wouldn't recognize as food.. stay away from these



Michael Pollan Quotes: "Instead of eating exclusively from the sun, humanity now began to sip petroleum."

Instead of eating exclusively from the sun, humanity now began to sip petroleum.



Michael Pollan Quotes: "The energy I was sensing in audiences was political energy, as much as anything else."

The energy I was sensing in audiences was political energy, as much as anything else.



Michael Pollan Quotes: "Spend as much time enjoying the meal as it took to prepare it"

Spend as much time enjoying the meal as it took to prepare it



Michael Pollan Quotes: "Dreams of innocence are just that; they usually depend on a denial of reality that can be its own form of hubris."

Dreams of innocence are just that; they usually depend on a denial of reality that can be its own form of hubris.



Michael Pollan Quotes: "Any kind of food you eat is going to have an impact on the world. If you switch to tofu and get off meat, the soy bean is doing enormous damage in the Amazon and all throughout South America."

Any kind of food you eat is going to have an impact on the world. If you switch to tofu and get off meat, the soy bean is doing enormous damage in the Amazon and all throughout South America.



Michael Pollan Quotes: "Every major food company now has an organic division. There's more capital going into organic agriculture than ever before."

Every major food company now has an organic division. There's more capital going into organic agriculture than ever before.



Michael Pollan Quotes: "Don't ingest foods made in places where everyone is required to wear a surgical cap."

Don't ingest foods made in places where everyone is required to wear a surgical cap.



Michael Pollan Quotes: "Eat all the junk food you want as long as you cook it yourself."

Eat all the junk food you want as long as you cook it yourself.



Michael Pollan Quotes: "Rule No.37 The whiter the bread, the sooner you’ll be dead."

Rule No.37 The whiter the bread, the sooner you’ll be dead.



Michael Pollan Quotes: "Don't eat anything incapable of rotting."

Don't eat anything incapable of rotting.



Michael Pollan Quotes: "Tree planting is always a utopian enterprise, it seems to me, a wager on a future the planter doesn't necessarily expect to witness."

Tree planting is always a utopian enterprise, it seems to me, a wager on a future the planter doesn't necessarily expect to witness.



Michael Pollan Quotes: "The banquet is in the first bite."

The banquet is in the first bite.



Michael Pollan Quotes: "The food system is a very complex beast. There are people who are going to get their food at Wal-Mart or at Safeway; they're not going to the farmers' market. Those people need choices too."

The food system is a very complex beast. There are people who are going to get their food at Wal-Mart or at Safeway; they're not going to the farmers' market. Those people need choices too.



Michael Pollan Quotes: "The larger meaning here is that mainstream journalists simply cannot talk about things that the two parties agree on; this is the black hole of American politics."

The larger meaning here is that mainstream journalists simply cannot talk about things that the two parties agree on; this is the black hole of American politics.



Michael Pollan Quotes: "America ships tons of sugar cookies to Denmark and Denmark ships tons of sugar cookies to America. Wouldn't it be more efficient just to swap recipes?"

America ships tons of sugar cookies to Denmark and Denmark ships tons of sugar cookies to America. Wouldn't it be more efficient just to swap recipes?



Michael Pollan Quotes: "The whole problem of industrial agriculture is putting all of your eggs in one basket. We need to diversify our food chains as well as our fields so that when some of them fail, we can still eat."

The whole problem of industrial agriculture is putting all of your eggs in one basket. We need to diversify our food chains as well as our fields so that when some of them fail, we can still eat.



Michael Pollan Quotes: "Eat slowly, with other people whenever possible, and always with pleasure."

Eat slowly, with other people whenever possible, and always with pleasure.



Michael Pollan Quotes: "A growing and increasingly influential movement of philosophers, ethicists, law professors and activists are convinced that the great moral struggle of our time will be for the rights of animals."

A growing and increasingly influential movement of philosophers, ethicists, law professors and activists are convinced that the great moral struggle of our time will be for the rights of animals.



Michael Pollan Quotes: "Eating's not a bad way to get to know a place."

Eating's not a bad way to get to know a place.



Michael Pollan Quotes: "The things journalists should pay attention to are the issues the political leadership agrees on, rather than to their supposed antagonisms."

The things journalists should pay attention to are the issues the political leadership agrees on, rather than to their supposed antagonisms.



Michael Pollan Quotes: "But that's the challenge -- to change the system more than it changes you."

But that's the challenge -- to change the system more than it changes you.