"For at the same time many people seem eager to extend the circle of our moral consideration to animals, in our factory farms and laboratories we are inflicting more suffering on more animals than at any time in history."
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."Michael Pollan on Confucius
"The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew."Michael Pollan on Abraham Lincoln
"A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history."Michael Pollan on Mahatma Gandhi
"The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much it is whether we provide enough for those who have little."Michael Pollan on Franklin D. Roosevelt
"I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past."Michael Pollan on Thomas Jefferson
"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."