Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Michael Pollan, Food Policy Tzar

Crazy New Yorkers have started a petition to nominate Michael Pollan for Agricultural Secretary. In this interview with NPR, he suggests an even better position: Food Policy Tzar:

In grad school, I took a class called the Ecology of Food. It was one of those life-altering experiences, taught by Professor Joan Gussow. It completely changed the way I think about food. In both the Omnivoure's Dilemma and In Defense of Food, Pollan thanked Gussow and called her his teacher. That did it for me. Michael Pollan for Food Policy Tzar!

And here's a great piece from the Times that Pollan wrote.

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