"The larger meaning here is that mainstream journalists simply cannot talk about things that the two parties agree on this is the black hole of American politics."
"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future."Michael Pollan on John F. Kennedy
"Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress but I repeat myself."Michael Pollan on Mark Twain
"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."Michael Pollan on Plato
"If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand."Michael Pollan on Milton Friedman
"It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything."Michael Pollan on Joseph Stalin
"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."