In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto Questions and Answers
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What is Pollan's central thesis in In Defense of Food?

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Michael Pollan is regarded by many as a revolutionary in the food world of the United States. (His influence can be felt all throughout the world, though.) For Pollan, the big question is, "When we can eat everything, how do we know what we should eat?" In his book, The Omnivore's Dilemma, he tackles this question head on, and expands upon these ideas with In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto

Pollan argues in In Defense of Food  that many people today, especially the majority of the United States, don't eat "real food." We eat "food-like substances--" that is, stuff that has been processed, refined, and had...

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