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: Zen Monkey

03:11

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



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Web Extra: A Treacherous Landscape

03:24

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

Web Extra: Carmen’s Veggie Delight

02:27

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

Web Extra: Broccoli Man

04:17

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

Soda Politics

06:24

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

Food Fads

05:12

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

Size of the Plate

02:48

An easy way to help yourself eat less: just change the size of your plate.