"The things journalists should pay attention to are the issues the political leadership agrees on, rather than to their supposed antagonisms."
"If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right."Michael Pollan on Henry Ford
"A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus."Michael Pollan on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership."Michael Pollan on Nelson Mandela
"A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves."Michael Pollan on Lao Tzu
"Leadership is solving problems. The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help or concluded you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership."Michael Pollan on Colin Powell
"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."