Soda Tax and Diet Drinks

I came across an article online today that caught my eye. The title…”New York’s Soda Tax Scam”. Wow, a tax on soda?  What will they think of next. But as I read through the article, something bigger caught my eye. The tax is only on regular, full-sugar cans of pop. The diet ones are specifically […]

Getting Over Nutritionism

This is the third of three articles summarizing and reviewing Michael Pollan’s book, In Defense of Food. If you have not already read the review of his first section, “The Age of Nutritionism“ or the review of his second section, “The Western Diet and the Diseases of Civilization“, you may want to do that first. […]

The Western Diet and the Diseases of Civilization

This is the second of three articles summarizing and reviewing Michael Pollan’s book, In Defense of Food.  If you have not already read the review of his first section, “The Age of Nutritionism“, you may want to do that first.   Pollan’s premise here is that most of our health problems in society can be […]

The Age of Nutritionism

Michael Pollan’s new book, In Defense of Food, really hits the mark when it comes to assessing the state of eating in America today. He divides the book into three sections, the first two of which really define the problems we face in America, and the third covering how to best fix it. Michael Pollan […]

In Defense of Food – A Prequel

Our copy of Michael Pollan’s new book, In Defense of Food, has just arrived from Amazon.  To give you an idea where he is going with this, from the inside cover: Food.  There’s plenty of it around, and we all love to eat it.  So why should anyone need to defend it?  Because most of […]