Michael Pollan Quotes


38 Michael Pollan quotes:



"I think perfect objectivity is an unrealistic goal; fairness, however, is not."
"In addition to contributing to erosion, pollution, food poisoning, and the dead zone, corn requires huge amounts of fossil fuel - it takes a half gallon of fossil fuel to produce a bushel of corn."
"My work has also motivated me to put a lot of time into seeking out good food and to spend more money on it."
"This is part of human nature, the desire to change consciousness."
"When you go to the grocery store, you find that the cheapest calories are the ones that are going to make you the fattest - the added sugars and fats in processed foods."
"Yes, I very much like to have a personal stake in what I'm writing about."
"You cannot eat apples planted from seeds. They must be grafted, cloned."
"For at the same time many people seem eager to extend the circle of our moral consideration to animals, in our factory farms and laboratories we are inflicting more suffering on more animals than at any time in history."
"Now that I know how supermarket meat is made, I regard eating it as a somewhat risky proposition. I know how those animals live and what's on their hides when they go to slaughter, so I don't buy industrial meat."
"There's been progress toward seeing that nature and culture are not opposing terms, and that wilderness is not the only kind of landscape for environmentalists to concern themselves with."
"People in Slow Food understand that food is an environmental issue."
"The garden suggests there might be a place where we can meet nature halfway"
Author: Pollan Quotes Category: Nature Quotes
"Fairness forces you - even when you're writing a piece highly critical of, say, genetically modified food, as I have done - to make sure you represent the other side as extensively and as accurately as you possibly can."
"I have had the good fortune to see how my articles have directly benefited some farmers and helped build markets for their products in a way that preserves land from development. That makes me a hopeless optimist."
"It turns out Johnny Appleseed, John Chapman, was a real historical figure who played a very important role in the frontier in the Northwest territory."
"Plus, I love comic writing. Nothing satisfies me more than finding a funny way to phrase something."
"The correlation between poverty and obesity can be traced to agricultural policies and subsidies."
"When the choice comes down to industrial organic or local, I opt for the local, because it supports much more than good agricultural practice."



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