He and his book have been profiled on wannaveg in the past.  Here is an interview that Mackenzie Carpenter, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette had with him.  I encourage everyone that is interested in their health or where their food comes from to read this book.  It will make you think about how your food got to you table…

Michael Pollan’s most recent book, "The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals," appeared on almost every top-ten-best-book list of 2006 and has been nominated for a National Book Award. Monday he’ll be in Pittsburgh, appearing at the Carnegie Music Hall for the Drue Heinz Lecture series.

In "The Omnivore’s Dilemma," Mr. Pollan takes us on a journey through our nation’s food supply to ask: What should we be eating at the dawn of the 21st Century? And how will the food we eat impact our survival as a species? To answer that question, he explores the origins of four meals: organic; fast food; sustainably grown from a small Virginia farm; and a hunter-scavenger repast with ingredients Mr. Pollan shot or foraged himself. It’s a compelling story of where food comes from, and why it matters.

Mr. Pollan is a Knight Professor of Journalism at the University of California Berkeley. He is also a contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine.

Last week, we spoke with Mr. Pollan from his home in Berkeley.

Q: What are you going to talk about at the Drue Heinz Lectures?

A: I’m going to be talking about the journey that culminated in the book, and what’s happened since. I’m going to talk about what I mean by the omnivore’s dilemma, that term, and just how Americans came to be so confused by what is really a very simple matter — one that most creatures have no trouble deciding — which is what they should eat. How did the food system become so complicated? How did we become so confused, and how we might begin to untie that knot of confusion?

And I want to take the listener on a journey through the different food chains I’ve been exploring.

Continue reading at the Pittsburgh Post Gazette

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