An Iowa egg producer recently recalled 500 million eggs that may be contaminated with salmonella. I do not know about you, but this recall has made me think more about the food I eat.
Food activist and author, Michael Pollan, lives by the mantra “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” He was named to the 2010 TIME 100, the magazine’s annual list of the world’s most influential people. He also appeared in the documentary, Food Inc.
Here is a description of Pollan’s book, In Defense of Food – an Eater’s Manifesto, from michaelpollan.com:
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 what we’re consuming today is not food, and how we’re consuming it — in the car, in front of the TV, and increasingly alone — is not really eating. Instead of food, we’re consuming “edible foodlike substances” — no longer the products of nature but of food science. The result is what Michael Pollan calls the American paradox: The more we worry about nutrition, the less healthy we seem to become.
On his site he includes some frequently asked questions and useful links which can be found here: http://michaelpollan.com/resources/ I found the questions and links in the section for parents and kids especially helpful.