In Defense of Food

"Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants." With that seven-word maxim, US-based journalist Michael Pollan distills a career’s worth of reporting into a prescription for reversing the damage being done to people’s health by today’s industrially driven Western diet. In Defense of Food debunks the daily media barrage of conflicting claims about nutrition. Traveling the globe and the supermarket aisles

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Carmen Sabaté shows the secrets to making a delicious vegetarian dinner.

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Web Extra: Broccoli Man


Thomas Bjorkman is using science to deliver a much fresher broccoli to your table.

Web Extra: Zen Monkey


Can a breakfast food made in an LA kitchen go national without artificial preservatives?

Web Extra: A Treacherous Landscape


How to tell the difference between foods that are healthy and those that just claim to be.

Soda Politics


From California to New York, the big money battle over regulating sugary drinks.

Food Fads


How food manufacturers cash in with products they say contain the magic keys to health.

Childhood Obesity


An 11 year-old boy who's gained weight decides to do something about it—and succeeds.