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People in Slow Food understand that food is an environmental issue. ...
by Michael Pollan

People in Slow Food understand that food is an environmental issue.
- Michael Pollan

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The garden suggests there might be a place where we can meet nature halfway.
- Michael Pollan

Every major food company now has an organic division.
There's more capital going into organic agriculture than ever before.
- Michael Pollan

High-quality food is better for your health.
- Michael Pollan

 

The big journals and Nobel laureates are the equivalent
of Congressional leaders in science journalism.
- Michael Pollan

Without the potato, the balance of European power might never have tilted north.
- Michael Pollan

You cannot eat apples planted from seeds.
They must be grafted, cloned.
- Michael Pollan

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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.
- Michael Pollan

In corn, I think I've found the key to the American food chain.
If you look at a fast-food meal, a McDonald's meal,
virtually all the carbon in it - and what we eat is mostly carbon -
comes from corn.
- Michael Pollan

In general, science journalism concerns itself with
what has been published in a handful of peer-reviewed journals -
Nature,
Cell, The New England Journal of Medicine -
which set the agenda.
- Michael Pollan

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.
- 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

My work has also motivated me to put a lot of time
into seeking out good food and to spend more money on it.
- Michael Pollan

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.
- Michael Pollan

Plus, I love comic writing.
Nothing satisfies me more than finding a funny way to phrase something.
- Michael Pollan

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.
- Michael Pollan

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.
- Michael Pollan

A lawn is nature under totalitarian rule.
- Michael Pollan

The correlation between poverty and obesity can be
traced to agricultural policies and subsidies.
- Michael Pollan

The Congressional leaders set the agenda for journalism;
it's not the other way around.
- Michael Pollan

The larger meaning here is that mainstream journalists
simply cannot talk about things that the two parties agree on;
this is the black hole of American politics.
- Michael Pollan

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.
- Michael Pollan

I think perfect objectivity is an unrealistic goal;
fairness,
however, is not.
- Michael Pollan

Anyway, in my writing I've always been interested in finding places to stand,
and I've found it very useful to have a direct experience
of what I'm writing about.
- Michael Pollan

Perhaps more than any other, the food industry is very
sensitive to consumer demand.
- Michael Pollan

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

At home I serve the kind of food I know the story behind.
- Michael Pollan

Yes, I very much like to have a personal stake in what I'm writing about.
- Michael Pollan

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.
- Michael Pollan

The things journalists should pay attention to are
the issues the political leadership agrees on,
rather than to their supposed antagonisms.
- Michael Pollan

I mean, we're really making a quantum change in our
relationship to the plant world with genetic modification.
- Michael Pollan

My writing is remarkably non-confessional;
you actually learn very little about me.
- Michael Pollan

A growing and increasingly influential movement of philosophers,
ethicists, law professors and activists are convinced
that the great moral struggle of our time will be for the rights of animals.
- 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

This is part of human nature, the desire to change consciousness.
- Michael Pollan

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

Knowing your own darkness is the best method
for dealing with the darknesses of other people.
- Carl Jung

A common denominator of all religions is that
they have the power to bring out the best and the worst in people.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People only see what they are prepared to see.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

When dealing with people, remember you are
not dealing with creatures of logic,
but creatures of emotion.
- Dale Carnegie

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

Fear defeats more people than
any other one thing in the world.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

People that seem so glorious are all show;
underneath they are like everyone else.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness.
Just because they're not on your road
doesn't mean they've gotten lost.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Fear makes strangers of people
who would otherwise be friends.
- Shirley MacLaine

People can be more forgiving than you can imagine.
But you have to forgive yourself.
Let go of what's bitter and move on.
- Bill Cosby

To the people who love you,
you are beautiful already.
This is not because they're
blind to your shortcomings
but because they so clearly see your soul.
- Victoria Moran

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life - for most people - is their past projected large
onto the movie screen of their future.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People will do anything, no matter how absurd,
to avoid facing their own souls.
- Carl Jung

I hear many people talk about their longing for a balanced life.
What I think they are really expressing
is a desire for a life with less pressure.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Good manners sometimes means simply
putting up with other people's bad manners.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
- Mother Teresa

People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

We are injured and hurt emotionally,
not so much by other people
or what they say and don't say,
but by our own attitude and our own response.
- Maxwell Maltz

Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity
opinions which differ from
the prejudices of their social environment.
Most people are even incapable of forming such opinions.
- Albert Einstein

People are afraid, very much afraid of those who know themselves.
They have a certain power, a certain aura and a certain magnetism.
- Osho

Old deeds for old people, and new deeds for new.
- Henry David Thoreau

Whenever you're in conflict with someone,
there is one factor that can make the difference
between damaging your relationship and deepening it.
That factor is attitude.
- William James

I don't believe people are looking for the meaning of life
as much as they are looking for the experience of being alive.
- Joseph Campbell

Nothing other people do is because of you.
It is because of themselves
- don Miguel Ruiz

Most truths are so naked
that people feel sorry for them
and cover them up,
at least a little bit.
- Edward R. Murrow

Great minds discuss ideas;
average minds discuss events;
small minds discuss people.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world.
For, indeed, that's all who ever have.
- Margaret Mead

Other people do not have to change
for us to experience peace of mind.
- Gerald Jampolsky

I'm actually starting to like more and more people
who have convictions that are unpopular.
-Bono

Life is a process of becoming,
a combination of states we have to go through.
Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state
and remain in it. This is a kind of death.
- Anais Nin

People don't care how much you know
until they know how much they care.
- John C. Maxwell

Don't live your life to please other people.
- Oprah Winfrey

Life is like dancing.
If we have a big floor, many people will dance.
Some will get angry when the rhythm changes.
But life is changing all the time.
- don Miguel Ruiz


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