In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto

By HerbaZest Editorial Team | Updated: Jun 18, 2020

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


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.