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Every major food company now has an organic division.
by Michael Pollan

Every major food company now has an organic division.
There's more capital going into organic agriculture than ever before.
- Michael Pollan

Related topics: Food

People in Slow Food understand that food is an environmental issue.
- Michael Pollan

The garden suggests there might be a place where we can meet nature halfway.
- Michael Pollan

High-quality food is better for your health.
- Michael Pollan

 

Without the potato, the balance of European power might never have tilted north.
- Michael Pollan

The Congressional leaders set the agenda for journalism;
it's not the other way around.
- Michael Pollan

The big journals and Nobel laureates are the equivalent
of Congressional leaders in science journalism.
- Michael Pollan

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My work has also motivated me to put a lot of time
into seeking out good food and to spend more money on it.
- Michael Pollan

The correlation between poverty and obesity can be
traced to agricultural policies and subsidies.
- Michael Pollan

Perhaps more than any other, the food industry is very
sensitive to consumer demand.
- Michael Pollan

When you go to the grocery store, you find that the
cheapest calories are the ones that are going to make you the fattest -
the added sugars and fats in processed foods.
- Michael Pollan

I think perfect objectivity is an unrealistic goal;
fairness,
however, is not.
- Michael Pollan

The larger meaning here is that mainstream journalists
simply cannot talk about things that the two parties agree on;
this is the black hole of American politics.
- Michael Pollan

Yes, I very much like to have a personal stake in what I'm writing about.
- Michael Pollan

I mean, we're really making a quantum change in our
relationship to the plant world with genetic modification.
- Michael Pollan

A lawn is nature under totalitarian rule.
- Michael Pollan

This is part of human nature, the desire to change consciousness.
- Michael Pollan

Corn is a greedy crop, as farmers will tell you.
- Michael Pollan

At home I serve the kind of food I know the story behind.
- Michael Pollan

Anyway, in my writing I've always been interested in finding places to stand,
and I've found it very useful to have a direct experience
of what I'm writing about.
- Michael Pollan

Plus, I love comic writing.
Nothing satisfies me more than finding a funny way to phrase something.
- Michael Pollan

You cannot eat apples planted from seeds.
They must be grafted, cloned.
- Michael Pollan

My writing is remarkably non-confessional;
you actually learn very little about me.
- Michael Pollan

The things journalists should pay attention to are
the issues the political leadership agrees on,
rather than to their supposed antagonisms.
- Michael Pollan

A growing and increasingly influential movement of philosophers,
ethicists, law professors and activists are convinced
that the great moral struggle of our time will be for the rights of animals.
- Michael Pollan

In addition to contributing to erosion,
pollution, food poisoning, and the dead zone,
corn requires huge amounts of fossil fuel -
it takes a half gallon of fossil fuel to produce a bushel of corn.
- Michael Pollan

For at the same time many people seem eager to extend
the circle of our moral consideration to animals,
in our factory farms and laboratories we are inflicting
more suffering on more animals than at any time in history.
- Michael Pollan

In corn, I think I've found the key to the American food chain.
If you look at a fast-food meal, a McDonald's meal,
virtually all the carbon in it - and what we eat is mostly carbon -
comes from corn.
- Michael Pollan

The Times has much less power than you think.
I believe we attribute power to the media generally
that it simply doesn't have.
It's very convenient to blame the media,
the same way we blame television for everything that's going wrong in society.
- Michael Pollan

Now that I know how supermarket meat is made,
I regard eating it as a somewhat risky proposition.
I know how those animals live and what's on their hides
when they go to slaughter,
so I don't buy industrial meat.
- Michael Pollan

I have had the good fortune to see how my articles
have directly benefited some farmers and helped build
markets for their products in a way that preserves land from development.
That makes me a hopeless optimist.
- Michael Pollan

There's been progress toward seeing that nature and
culture are not opposing terms,
and that wilderness is not the only kind of landscape
for environmentalists to concern themselves with.
- Michael Pollan

Fairness forces you - even when you're writing a piece highly critical of,
say, genetically modified food, as I have done -
to make sure you represent the other side as extensively
and as accurately as you possibly can.
- Michael Pollan

In general, science journalism concerns itself with
what has been published in a handful of peer-reviewed journals -
Nature,
Cell, The New England Journal of Medicine -
which set the agenda.
- Michael Pollan

Corn is an efficient way to get energy calories off
the land and soybeans are an efficient way of getting protein off the land,
so we've designed a food system that produces a lot
of cheap corn and soybeans resulting in a lot of cheap fast food.
- Michael Pollan

The ability to be in the present moment
is a major component of mental wellness.
- Abraham Maslow

All major religious traditions
carry basically the same message,
that is love, compassion and forgiveness.
The important thing is they should
be part of our daily lives.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

I think a major element of jetlag is psychological.
Nobody ever tells me what time it is at home.
- David Attenborough

Food, love, career, and mothers, the four major guilt groups.
- Cathy Guisewite

Lawsuit abuse is a major contributor to the increased costs of healthcare,
goods and services to consumers.
- Charles W. Pickering

Life was a lot simpler when what we honored was father and mother
rather than all major credit cards.
- Robert Orben

Photography is a major force in explaining man to man.
- Edward Steichen

Inanimate objects can be classified scientifically
into three major categories;
those that don't work,
those that break down and those that get lost.
- Russell Baker

A sense of humor is a major defense against minor troubles.
- Mignon McLaughlin

Europe has always represented a major strategic opportunity
to achieve our goal of creating and building an enduring global brand.
- Howard Schultz

Well, I wanted to play twenty years in the major leagues.
I never made it twenty though.
I played nineteen.
- Bert Campaneris

Neither our oceans nor our radar nor our fighters can
keep us intact through another major war.
- Philip Morrison

Writing a really general parser is a major but different undertaking,
by far the hardest points being sensitivity to context
and resolution of ambiguity.
- Graham Nelson

Notwithstanding these major arguments the wave theory
initially did not meet with complete acceptance.
- Max von Laue

You have no power at all if you do not exercise constant power.
- Major Owens

Major religions are examples of 'noble lies' aimed
at uplifting human stature.
- Jack Miller

The major deterrent to war is in a man's mind.
- Arleigh Burke

One of my major competitors was Harold Smith.
Smith beat me in 1977.
I was loafing during that competition.
- Edwin Moses

What is needed now is a transformation of the major
systems of production more profound than even the sweeping
post-World War II changes in production technology.
- Barry Commoner

I dropped out of school for a semester,
transferred to another college, switched to an art major,
graduated, got married, and for a while worked as a graphic designer.
- James Green Somerville

We have some material on spying by a major government on the tech industry.
Industrial espionage.
- Julian Assange

I think a major cause of present Asian economic difficulties that mainly come from,
you know, lack of market economy.
- Kim Dae Jung

What government has been doing, we've got major programmes now,
of billions of pounds, which are directed by central
government into these areas of deprivation.
- John Prescott

I was an economics major, which I enjoyed because I
had a good business sense.
- Herb Ritts

A free and prosperous Iraq will be a major blow to
the terrorists and their desire to establish a safe
haven in Iraq where they can plan and plot attacks.
- Scott McClellan

The fourth major league game I ever saw in person,
I was in uniform.
- Ryne Sandberg

Major labels blow all their money massively and blame it on the band.
- Bruce Dickinson

I find rebellion packaged by a major corporation a
little hard to take seriously.
- David Byrne

I go through major crises every few months,
but then I have great peaks of belief and creativity.
I'm a weird kind of animal.
- Brian May

Korea's early repayment of the full amount of loans
from the IMF is a major milestone.
- Horst Koehler

So the major obstacle to the development of new supplies
is not geology but what happens above ground:
international affairs,
politics, investment and technology.
- Daniel Yergin

I was slightly disappointed, but also encouraged,
because I put myself in position to win a major,
which is all even Tiger says he tries to do.
- Stuart Appleby

The major gossip columnists were more concerned with
protecting the industry than with gunning down sinners.
- Gloria Swanson

I'm going bald.
I'm having a major problem with it.
- Gedde Watanabe

Success on any major scale requires you to accept responsibility...
in the final analysis, the one quality that all successful people have...
is the ability to take on responsibility.
- Michael Korda

Major League Baseball is a national institution and
we take our responsibilities seriously when it comes
to how the game affects the lives of American youth.
- Bud Selig


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