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Michael Pollan
Nationality: American
Category: Educator
Subcategory: American Educator

A lawn is nature under totalitarian rule.


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


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.


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


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.


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


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


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


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


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.


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


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.


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.


High-quality food is better for your health.


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


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