Michael Pollan

Author and activist presents his program “In Defense of Food: The Omnivore’s Solution.” Houston, Texas, Wortham Center, October 27, 2011.

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Michael Pollan | October 27, 2011 | Wortham Center | The Progressive Forum


Michael Pollan is leading the American conversation about the places where the human and natural worlds intersect: food, agriculture, and gardens. He is the author of the bestsellers In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto and The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals. The Omnivore’s Dilemma was named one of the ten best books of 2006 by The New York Times and the Washington Post. It also won the James Beard Award for best food writing. He narrated the Oscar nominated documentary Food, Inc. Pollan's previous book, The Botany of Desire: A Plant’s Eye View of the World, was also a New York Times bestseller. His book Food Rules was an immediate number one New York Times bestseller upon publication. In 2003, Pollan was appointed the John S. and James L. Knight Professor of Journalism at UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism and the director of the Knight Program in Science and Environmental Journalism. In addition to teaching, he lectures widely on food and agriculture. He lives in the Bay Area with his wife, the painter Judith Belzer. We are pleased to share the Q&A portion of the event.

Thanks to associate presenter:
Urban Harvest

Thanks to event sponsor:
The Inn at Dos Brisas and Dos Brisas Farms
Georgia’s Farm to Market
Garland Kerr and Jim Blackburn
Organic Horticulture Benefits Alliance (OHBA)
San Jacinto Environmental Supplies
Catherine Walsh MD

Thanks to videographer:
Gotham Image Works

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