Michael Pollan was interviewed this week on Democracy Now, and the interviewer asked him about so many of the issues I would ask if I had the chance, including Frito-Lay claiming to be local and marketers hijacking his "don't eat anything with more than five ingredients rule." He has come up with a new rule that will be tough for marketers to hijack, though — "Simply don’t buy any food you’ve ever seen advertised."
He also talks about the marketing of sugar as a healthy food, preventing illness through changing our food system, using our school lunch programs as a disposal for "excess ... cheap ground beef and cheese and all these corn products," and many, many other food issues that are on my mind — and probably your mind, too.
The video is broken into two parts; watch the top one first.
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