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Title:  In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto
Binding:  Hardcover: 256 pages
Author:  Michael Pollan (Author)
Publisher: Penguin Press HC, The; 1 edition (January 1, 2008)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1594201455
ISBN-13: 9781594201455

Product Dimensions: 
8.2 x 5.5 x 1.1 inches
Category(ies) :  Biography
Shipping weights:  12.8 ounces
Price: RMB220.00
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BookDescription
Humans used to know how to eat well, Pollan argues. But the balanced dietary lessons that were once passed down through generations have been confused, complicated, and distorted by food industry marketers, nutritional scientists, and journalists-all of whom have much to gain from our dietary confusion. As a result, we face today a complex culinary landscape dense with bad advice and foods that are not "real." These "edible foodlike substances" are often packaged with labels bearing health claims that are typically false or misleading. Indeed, real food is fast disappearing from the marketplace, to be replaced by "nutrients," and plain old eating by an obsession with nutrition that is, paradoxically, ruining our health, not to mention our meals. Michael Pollan's sensible and decidedly counterintuitive advice is: "Don't eat anything that your great-great grandmother would not recognize as food."

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About the Author
Michael Pollan is the author of four previous books, including The Omnivore's Dilemma and The Botany of Desire, both New York Times bestsellers. A longtime contributor to The New York Times, he is also the Knight Professor of journalism at Berkeley.


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