Dreams of innocence are just that; they usually depend on a denial of reality that can be its own form of hubris.
("The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals")
More Quotes from Michael Pollan:Are we, finally, speaking of nature or culture when we speak of a rose (nature), that has been bred (culture) so that its blossoms (nature) make men imagine (culture) the sex of women (nature) It may be this sort of confusion that we need more of.
When Wal-Mart and McDonald's start selling organic food, it will drive down the price to farmers and risk growing a new monoculture.
We are not only what we eat, but how we eat, too.
My work has also motivated me to put a lot of time into seeking out good food and to spend more money on it.
As long as one egg looks pretty much like another, all the chickens like chicken, and beef beef, the substitution of quantity for quality will go unnoticed by most consumers, but it is becoming increasingly apparent to anyone with an electron microscope or a mass spectrometer that, truly, this is not the same food.
Without the potato, the balance of European power might never have tilted north.
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