In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto

In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto
  • Author
    Michael Pollan
  • Date
    2009
  • Publisher
    Penguin Books
  • Edition
    1st
  • Pages
    256

Abstract

About the Book

This intriguing treatise on nutrition goes back to the fundamentals. Instead of promoting a specific fad diet or "missing nutrient," it argues for the consumption of real foods and balanced meals that are primarily plant-based. The book also sheds light on some of the misleading trends in the food industry and how micromanaging nutrition and nutrients has proved ineffective in the face of the American obesity epidemic. 

About the Author

Michael Pollan is a writer, journalist, and professor of journalism at University of California Berkeley. He has written several books on nutrition and plants, which have won numerous awards. His works have also been translated into several languages and have been met with success around the world.