Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Michael Pollan Interview On Bill Moyers' Journal

I watched Bill Moyers' Michael Pollan interview recently; it was an excellent broadcast, and I highly recommend it:

Bill Moyers Journal Two-Part Interview With Michael Pollan

There's more information below on Michael Pollan, and also a podcast to listen to, as well.

Michael Pollan's books have been very inspiring to me, in terms of eating healthier and in a more conscientious way - with regard to using resources and where food comes from. Even Barack Obama has referenced Michael Pollan's papers and articles when attempting to decide what to do about the current food crisis. Like the NY Times Op-Ed here:

NYTimes Op-Ed by Michael Pollan From October 2008

But with a suddenness that has taken us all by surprise, the era of cheap and
abundant food appears to be drawing to a close. What this means is that you,
like so many other leaders through history, will find yourself confronting the
fact — so easy to overlook these past few years — that the health of a nation’s
food system is a critical issue of national security. Food is about to demand
your attention.

Anwyay, it's definitely worth listening to as the weather gets colder and food production and food security seems more on our minds than ever. Does Dr. Pollan have the answers? Who knows? But I do find his research on the subject, and the human tendency to eat what is virtually inedible and call it 'food', absolutely fascinating.


Charissa said...

love your blog. It makes me feel all clean and hopeful inside. Awesome on you!!


xysea said...

Hi Char,

Thanks for coming by!

Maybe I should come up with a blog that's completely dirty and hopeless?


Colin Smith said...

Thanks, lol


xysea said...

Hi Col,

I'm like a good fibre laxative, didn't you know? ;) lol