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In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan
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Well....this was a heavy read. There were a lot of good points, ("Don’t eat anything incapable of rotting is another personal policy you might consider adopting"), and a lot of history over bad governmental nutritional policies/education (margarine, anyone?), but perhaps it is the way in which the topics are presented which simply drags.

The government is too slow in changing its' nutritional guidelines which is tainted by its' ties to the food industry. Food science, at least that which is pushed onto us, leads us astray in the whole "better living through science" practice. I didn't learn too much that I already didn't know, but I did find it interesting - perhaps Pollan should offer a Cliff Notes version?
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