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.

Robin Shreeves ( @rshreeves ) focuses on food from a family perspective from her home base in New Jersey.

Pollan: Don't buy food you've seen advertised
Monsanto, swine flu, Lay's claim to be local, Michelle Obama's organic garden, school lunch programs and more. This video has Michael Pollan weighing in on a lo