The Resource In defense of food : an eater's manifesto, Michael Pollan

In defense of food : an eater's manifesto, Michael Pollan

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In defense of food : an eater's manifesto
Title
In defense of food
Title remainder
an eater's manifesto
Statement of responsibility
Michael Pollan
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants." These simple words go to the heart of food journalist Pollan's thesis. Humans used to know how to eat well, he argues, but the balanced dietary lessons that were once passed down through generations have been confused and distorted by food industry marketers, nutritional scientists, and journalists. As a result, we face today a complex culinary landscape dense with bad advice and foods that are not "real." Indeed, plain old eating is being replaced by an obsession with nutrition that is, paradoxically, ruining our health, not to mention our meals. Pollan's advice is: "Don't eat anything that your great-great grandmother would not recognize as food." Looking at what science does and does not know about diet and health, he proposes a new way to think about what to eat, informed by ecology and tradition rather than by the nutrient-by-nutrient approach.--From publisher description
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pollan, Michael
Dewey number
613
Index
index present
LC call number
RA784
LC item number
.P643 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nutrition
  • Food habits
Label
In defense of food : an eater's manifesto, Michael Pollan
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 206-228) and index
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
244 p.
Isbn
9780143114963
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2007037552
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  • ocn173243755
  • (OCoLC)173243755
Label
In defense of food : an eater's manifesto, Michael Pollan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 206-228) and index
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
244 p.
Isbn
9780143114963
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2007037552
System control number
  • ocn173243755
  • (OCoLC)173243755

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