Michael Pollan

Food Writer and Activist, Author of The Omnivore's Dilemma, In Defense of Food

Michael Pollan appears in the following:


Thursday, November 27, 2008

The Brian Lehrer Show listener-favorite for Agriculture Secretary Michael Pollan discusses the future of food policy under an Obama administration. Junot Diaz explores masculinity and magic within the Dominican community. Plus, highlights from the best New York Post headlines ever. And, your essay entries for This I Believe.

Web Bonus: Michael Pollan

Friday, November 21, 2008

Michael Pollan is a food journalist who's made waves criticizing America's eating habits. His latest book is In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto. Kurt spoke with Pollan about the lures and hazards of the organic bandwagon.


Fab Cab Follow Up: Michael Pollan

Monday, November 17, 2008

Food writer Michael Pollan got numerous mentions for Agriculture Secretary in the BL Show Fab-Cab nomination process. He discusses what food policy he'd like to see under the Obama administration.

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Agriculture Warrior

Monday, November 17, 2008

Writer Michael Pollan says government agricultural policy promotes a diet that makes us fat and sick. What can the Obama Agriculture Secretary do about it? Plus, Kerry Kennedy, daughter of Robert Kennedy and founder of the RFK Center for Justice and Human Rights on this week’s re-naming of the Triborough ...

Michael Pollan on the Future of American Food Policy

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

With food prices rising, many fear that the era of cheap and abundant food is drawing to a close. Michael Pollan, author of In Defense of Food and Omnivore’s Dilemma, talks about what our next president should do about American food policy. His recent article in ...

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The Road Ahead

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz explains how he thinks we can repair our troubled economy, solve our energy problems, and deal with climate change all at the same time. Also: 17,000 people around the world weigh in on whom they hope American elect on Nov. 4. And Michael Pollan weighs ...


Michael Pollan on What to Eat

Monday, June 16, 2008

Michael Pollan, author of Omnivore’s Dilemma, explains his "Eaters’ Manifesto" in his new book, In Defense of Food. He says we should eat food, not too much of it, and mostly vegetables.

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What's for Dinner?

Monday, June 16, 2008

Michael Pollan tells us what to eat, for our health, and the well-being of the planet: Eat food, not too much, and mostly plants. Also, find how humans went from hunting and gathering, to trading on the stock market. A look at the science of sex. Plus: how the Kurds' ...


Michael Pollan: Eaters’ Manifesto

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Michael Pollan, author of Omnivore’s Dilemma, explains his "Eaters’ Manifesto" in his new book, In Defense of Food. He says we should pay more for better-quality food…and then eat less of that food.

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What to Eat

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Michael Pollan, author of Omnivore's Dilemma, shares his advice for eaters: "Don't eat anything that your great-great grandmother would not recognize as food." Also: what evolution reveals about human economics. Geraldine Brooks on her new novel. And the gurus of how-to, Al and Larry Ubell!


Got Corn?

Monday, July 23, 2007

The farm bill is up for reauthorization. Michael Pollan, writer for the New York Times Magazine and author of The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals (Penguin Press, 2006), says it affects not only what we grow, but how we eat--and that food is a class ...

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Journey to Richistan

Monday, July 23, 2007

Wall Street Journal correspondent Robert Frank writes about the “haves” and “have mores” among America’s new rich in his new book Richistan. Also, Michael Pollan explains how the farm bill affects New Yorkers, we'll take your calls on critics and spoilers, and Web 2.0 meets presidential politics: we’ll preview the ...

Michael Pollan on Gardens

Saturday, September 29, 2001

Kurt Andersen and environmental journalist Michael Pollan talk about the garden and the relationship artists have to the botanical world. 

Pollan is the author of The Botany of Desire: A Plant’s Eye View of the World. Pollan has been gardening since he was a boy and has been writing about ...


Stanley Kunitz, Michael Pollan, Gardens

Saturday, September 29, 2001

Kurt Andersen and environmental journalist Michael Pollan ramble around the garden. America's former poet laureate Stanley Kunitz gathers meaning in his seaside garden. We navigate a maze made of corn in Pennsylvania. And we survey a sampling of the musical bounty inspired by gardens. Plus, a profile of New York ...