December 1, 2008

Voting with your fork

Bill Moyers spoke with Michael Pollan (author of The Omnivore's Dilema and Professor of Journalism at UC Berkeley) about food and food policy on his PBS show, which you can also watch on the web.

Among topics discussed by Moyers and Pollan were personal choices, the health of people in cities, the Farm Bill, hunger in the US, and eating locally (as with Alice Waters' The Edible Schoolyard or the "Victory Gardens of WWII, when Eleanor Roosevelt planted a garden to help the war effort. Twenty million Americans followed suit, and at their height, Victory Gardens supplied 40% of America's domestic food supply").

The New York Times Magazine recently featured Michael Pollan's open letter on the food issue to President-Elect, the "Farmer in Chief," and there's more Pollan video around the web including talks at TED and at Authors@Google.

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