Pollan: be wary of any food that’s advertised

If you don’t have time to read Michael Pollan‘s books, then at least watch this video. He makes a terrific argument for avoiding any foods that are advertised. This is a perfect example of how sustainability, food and media intersect.

From Democracy Now!:

Michael Pollan is one of the nation’s leading writers and thinkers in this country on the issue of food. He is author of several books about food, including The Botany of Desire, The Omnivore’s Dilemma and his latest, In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto. In light of what he calls the processed food industry’s co-option of “sustainability” and its vast spending on marketing, Pollan advises to be wary of any food that’s advertised.


PS Here is Monsanto’s “sustainability” campaign that he refers to in the interview.