In Defense of Food
Michael Pollan's witty novel In Defense of Food is insightful and incisive. He explores the twists and turns in the relationship between people and food, analyzing various health problems that are a result of the western diet.
The scheming of food producers is revealed, from the calculations of the beef industry to the misleading claims of margarine manufacturers. Readers may be overwhelmed by the seemingly innumerable factors to consider in choosing a healthy diet — macronutrient ratios, phytonutrients, vitamins and minerals, but luckily Pollan presents a relatively straightforward solution to eating: "Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants."
Find out what he means when you bite into this book.
Reviewed by Christina Ma