The Politics of Food (Conversations with History) - UCTV - University of California Television
The Politics of Food (Conversations with History)
Premiere Date: 2/23/2009; 58 minutes

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Host Harry Kreisler welcomes writer Michael Pollan for a discussion of the agricultural industrial complex that dominates consumer choices about what to eat. He explores the origins, evolution and consequences of this system for the nation s health and environment. He highlights the role of science, journalism, and politics in the development of a diet that emphasizes nutrition over food. Pollan also sketches a reform agenda and speculates on how a movement might change America s eating habits. He also talks about science writing, the rewards of gardening, and how students might prepare for the future. (#15882)

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