woensdag 15 juni 2011
This is a really simple manual by Michael Pollan. Food journalist and specialist from the USA. he wrote about 6 books about the food issue. Today's food matters are complicated. There is an abundance in our shops, there is a shortage in many parts of the world and we have obesitas as well as hunger problems. And many more issue to solve such as biodiversity, extinction of species, etcetera. Pollan can't solve all this with his ideas, but he raises questions we should all raise. He questions quality, complexity and industry. His rules are summarised in these 7 words: eat food, not too much, mostly plants.
Just one of his many rules in this book, which is a Chinese proverb:
Eating what stands on one leg
is better than eating what stands on two legs,
which is better than eating what stands on four legs.
In today's debate he is a sparkling voice.