Michael Pollan’s Big Idea

What critical question has Pollan asked to cause such an uproar?

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Poking a Sharp Stick at the Farm

As green-clad protesters filled the streets of New York City in protest of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s speech before the United Nations, a different set of Greens is planning to gather in Madison, Wisconsin this evening. They are farmers, and their grievance, they say, is that they have been misrepresented in Michael Pollan’s books. Pollan’s book on […]

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Why Read about Food?

Culture, economy, health, family, spirituality. Food touches everything, draws everything in for us to savor, and so turns us outward to the world in which we participate.

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What’s on Your Plate?

One of the things that has blessed us in our time in this part of Wisconsin has been the chance to live close to our food. It’s not that we sat farther from our plates in the city where I grew up, of course; it’s that we sat further away from the land that was our food’s native home.

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