I've been a fan of Michael Pollan's work for some time now, so I was quite happy to run across a video of a recent talk he gave at Google in which he discusses the current understanding of food and nutrition as well as what's wrong with our "system" today.

Even if his name doesn't ring a bell, you may have heard of some of his books: In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto, The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals, and Food Fight: The Citizen's Guide to a Food and Farm Bill.

Anyway, enjoy the video.

And, if you found that interesting, allow me to resurrect my 2+ years old diet posts. They seem to still garner a fair amount of attention, and recent readers may not have been reading when I first wrote them.

Posted by jzawodn at May 13, 2008 02:14 PM

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# said:

The video has been yanked.

It's over here now:


on May 13, 2008 05:43 PM
# said:

Hey Jeremy, thanks for sharing. Michael Pollan's books are awesome. I've read them all.

I particularly liked "In Defense of Food"

on May 14, 2008 01:54 PM
# Peeping Tom said:


Thank you for the link. I saw him on BookTV/C-SPAN giving a talk about "In Defense of Food". Very interesting. The book is on my Amazon wish list.

on May 16, 2008 10:29 AM
# Shopping Cart Software said:

I personally love reading Michaels books. I have read every single one of them. :) That guy is a genius.

on May 17, 2008 09:03 PM
# Jolene Blalock said:

The authors with google program is great. Michael Pollan is a great speaker, the video actually kept my attention. He's totally right above the protein shenanigans / Carbohydrates.

on May 19, 2008 10:27 PM
# Ivan D said:

Thanks for posting this excellent talk about nutrition. Glad to hear that there are other people out there caring about eating well, but doing it smartly.

Nice blog overall. I enjoy reading it!

on May 20, 2008 01:21 PM
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on May 23, 2008 11:31 AM
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on February 28, 2009 03:42 PM
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