In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto Questions and Answers
by Michael Pollan

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What is the thesis presented in Pollan's In Defense of Food? Identify three subtopics Pollan uses to support this thesis.

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Michael Pollan's In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto attempts to answer the question of what people can eat, and its thesis can be summarized in Pollan's short motto:

Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.

Pollan argues that people have begun to lose the generational knowledge of what it means to eat well and have shifted to diets that rely heavily on the industrial food market. Staying true to his motto, Pollan advocates an ecological approach to eating and avoiding foods that are processed so much that people's great-great grandparents wouldn't recognize them as food.

Pollan also examines diet and nutrition trends and suggests that they're grasping at solutions to a problem that they ultimately fail to solve. His motto again presents itself as a real solution to these concerns, something much more reliable and trustworthy than the fads.

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