Michael Pollan Sayings and Quotes

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But that's the challenge-to change the system more than it changes you.     

Michael Pollan

Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.     

Michael Pollan

Don't eat anything your great-grandmother wouldn't recognize as food.     

Michael Pollan

Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.     

Michael Pollan

Don't eat anything your great-grandmother wouldn't recognize as food.     

Michael Pollan

Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.     

Michael Pollan

Don't eat breakfast cereals that change the color of your milk.     

Michael Pollan

Depending on how you farm, your farm is either sequestering or releasing carbon.     

Michael Pollan

Unlike any other form of thought, daydreaming is its own reward.     

Michael Pollan

Don't get your fuel from the same place your car does     

Michael Pollan

Unlike any other form of thought, daydreaming is its own reward.     

Michael Pollan

Don't eat anything your great grandmother wouldn't recognize as food     

Michael Pollan

Corn is an efficient way to get energy calories off the land and soybeans are an efficient way of getting protein off the land, so we've designed a food system that produces a lot of cheap corn and soybeans resulting in a lot of cheap fast food.     

Michael Pollan

Corn is a greedy crop, as farmers will tell you.     

Michael Pollan

Corn is the hero of its own story, and though we humans played a crucial supporting role in its rise to world domination, it would be wrong to suggest we have been calling the shots, or acting always in our own best interests. Indeed, there is every reason to believe that corn has succeeded in domesticating us.     

Michael Pollan

Don't eat breakfast cereals that change the color of your milk.     

Michael Pollan

Raw foodists are kind of paddling upstream against evolution. The only reason they can do it and they don't all keel over is that they are using blenders. They're very Cuisinart dependent.     

Michael Pollan

Ecology also teaches that all life on earth can be viewed as a competition among species for the solar energy captured by green plants and stored in the form of complex carbon molecules. A food chain is a system for passing those calories on to species that lack the pant's unique ability to synthesize them from sunlight.     

Michael Pollan

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.     

Michael Pollan

Meat is a mighty contributor to climate change and other environmental problems. The amount of meat we're eating is one of the leading causes of climate change. It's as important as the kind of car you drive - whether you eat meat a lot or how much meat you eat.     

Michael Pollan

Meat is a tremendous environmental challenge. It contributes enormous amounts of greenhouse gas, especially beef eating.     

Michael Pollan

The family meal is really the nursery of democracy. It's where we learn to share; it's where we learn to argue without offending. It's just too critical to let go, as we've been so blithely doing.     

Michael Pollan

The problem is that we let special-occasion food become everyday food. That goes for soda and french fries.     

Michael Pollan

Of the seven deadly sins, surely it is pride that most commonly afflicts the gardener.     

Michael Pollan