Michael Pollan Quotes

38 Michael Pollan quotes:

"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."
"My work has also motivated me to put a lot of time into seeking out good food and to spend more money on it."
"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."
"Perhaps more than any other, the food industry is very sensitive to consumer demand."
"Plus, I love comic writing. Nothing satisfies me more than finding a funny way to phrase something."
"The big journals and Nobel laureates are the equivalent of Congressional leaders in science journalism."
"The Congressional leaders set the agenda for journalism; it's not the other way around."
"The correlation between poverty and obesity can be traced to agricultural policies and subsidies."
"The Times has much less power than you think. I believe we attribute power to the media generally that it simply doesn't have. It's very convenient to blame the media, the same way we blame television for everything that's going wrong in society."
"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."
"This is part of human nature, the desire to change consciousness."
"When the choice comes down to industrial organic or local, I opt for the local, because it supports much more than good agricultural practice."
"When Wal-Mart and McDonald's start selling organic food, it will drive down the price to farmers and risk growing a new monoculture."
"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."
"I don't think it's a journalist's job to issue shopping lists or policy descriptions. We're supposed to show people how the world is, to give them the tools they need to make good decisions as citizens or consumers. Depending on what your values are the environment, your health, animal welfare the answers are going to be different for every person."
"The garden suggests there might be a place where we can meet nature halfway"
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