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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Web Extra: A Treacherous Landscape


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

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Web Extra: Carmen’s Veggie Delight


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

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?

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.

Redesigning the Lunch Line & Buffet


See me, eat me: how the order in which we see foods plays a big part in what we choose to