Michael Pollan, acclaimed food writer and author of The Omnivore's Dilemma, discusses his companion book, In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto. Pollan has launched a national conversation about the American way of eating. He proposes a new answer to the question of what we should eat that comes down to seven simple but liberating words: Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants. His revelatory look at the industrialized Western diet shows us why we should start making thoughtful food choices that will enrich our lives, improve our health and bring pleasure back to eating.
Recorded Monday, May 18, 2009 at Chicago Public Library.