"Corn is an efficient way to get energy calories off the land and soybeans are an efficient way of getting protein off the land, so we've designed a food system that produces a lot of cheap corn and soybeans resulting in a lot of cheap fast food."
"I want my food dead. Not sick, not dying, dead."Michael Pollan on Oscar Wilde
"You can tell alot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jellybeans."Michael Pollan on Ronald Reagan
"It's difficult to believe that people are still starving in this country because food isn't available."Michael Pollan on Ronald Reagan
"You better cut the pizza in four pieces because I'm not hungry enough to eat six."Michael Pollan on Yogi Berra
"Beware the hobby that eats."Michael Pollan on Benjamin Franklin
"High-quality food is better for your health."
"People in Slow Food understand that food is an environmental issue."
"Every major food company now has an organic division. There's more capital going into organic agriculture than ever before."
"My work has also motivated me to put a lot of time into seeking out good food and to spend more money on it."
"In addition to contributing to erosion, pollution, food poisoning, and the dead zone, corn requires huge amounts of fossil fuel - it takes a half gallon of fossil fuel to produce a bushel of corn."