Michael Pollan

Jan. 03, 2014

Can Plants Think?

Plants can hear, taste and feel, as Michael Pollan writes in his latest piece for The New Yorker. But is any of that evidence of intelligence?

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May. 03, 2013

Michael Pollan: You Are What You Cook

Pollan once advised, "Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants." Now, he tells us how to cook it.

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Aug. 21, 2009

Sizing Up Sustainable Food

What does it mean to eat sustainably?

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Oct. 24, 2008

Food and The President

Ira talks with author Michael Pollan about what the next president needs to know about food and agriculture.

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Jan. 04, 2008

Michael Pollan - In Defense of Food

Ira talks with author Michael Pollan about his latest book, "In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto."

food, agriculture, nutrition, food policy

Aug. 10, 2007

Farm Bill and What to Eat

What's for dinner -- and why?

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\tThe La Brea Tar Pits are  world-renowned fossil sites for good reason—they're the mass graves of thousands of Ice Age creatures, each with a story to tell. Researchers at the nearby Page Museum clean the asphalt from the fossil remains, and using paleoforensics, recount the grim details of their deaths. In the process, clues emerge about what life was like in prehistoric Los Angeles.

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