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Tyler Weir
02-07-2008, 07:17 AM
Michael Pollan has a presentation, called "The Eaters Manifesto," up on ChangeThis.com.


Pollan is the author "The Omnivore's Dilemma" and "In Defense of Food", upon which the presentation is based.

Here's the description:
“Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants. That, more or less, is the short answer to the supposedly incredibly complicated and confusing question of what we humans should eat in order to be maximally healthy.

We are entering a postindustrial era of food; for the first time in a generation it is possible to leave behind the Western diet without having also to leave behind civilization. And the more eaters who vote with their forks for a different kind of food, the more commonplace and accessible such food will become. This is an eater’s manifesto, an invitation to join the movement that is renovating our food system in the name of health—health in the very broadest sense of that word.”

Garrett Smith
02-07-2008, 07:46 AM
Brilliant. Thanks for posting it.

Jane Michel
02-07-2008, 11:20 PM
Thanks Tyler!

Steve Liberati
02-08-2008, 04:59 AM
Good read, although I was a bit disappointed to find the same info presented in Ishmael by Daniel Quinn a few years before Pollan appeared on the scene.

Tom Rawls
02-08-2008, 06:46 AM
Pollan's good. The ideas have been around for awhile. He stands on the shoulders of those who came before, like Rodale father and son, Wendell Berry, Wes Jackson, Jim Mason and Peter Singer, Orville Schell, and all the hippie organic farmers.

Tony Ferous
02-08-2008, 07:04 PM
'Mostly plants'. That differs from Cordains research, in the paleo for athletes book he says to eat between 50-55% of calories from meat and fish.

For the general non excersising populaton, eat mostly plants is probably right i think.

Tyler Weir
02-11-2008, 12:44 PM
Here's a talk that Pollan did at TED2007.