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Great Quotes from Michael Pollan

Oct 28, 2011 07:30PM ● By Anonymous

If you haven't read it yet, here's my summary of the event. But what I really loved are the small doses of (sometimes very funny) wisdom he doles out. 

Pollan's most famous quote, above, comes from a 2007 New York Times magazine article. But here are a few quotes from his lecture at the Strathmore on Wednesday.

  • "How did we get fat from a low-fat campaign?"

  • "Be as much like the people who take supplements as you can, and then save your money."

  • "Take all nutrition advice you get with a grain of something much healthier than salt."

  • On a new energy drink: "Is this food? Should we dignify this with that beautiful word?"

  • "The whiter the bread, the sooner you'll be dead."

  • "People knew how to eat well long before anyone knew what an antioxidant was." 

  • "Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants. That's really all you need to know.

  • "You don't have to think about any of this stuff if you're cooking. NO matter how much butter you put it in, it's not as bad [as processed food]."

  • "The food movement is still a flea on an elephant, but [the industries] are terrified of the consumer changing their habits."