Pollan: Healthy eating less about knowing the right answers than asking the right questions

The modern obsessions with eating organic, eating local, and eating whole foods can largely be traced back to the writings of Michael Pollan.

The UC Berkley journalism professor has been writing about the health and environmental consequences of processed foods

and modern agribusiness for more than 20 years. He appeared at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia Monday night as part of the Philadelphia Speakers Series.

Pollan’s 2006 book, “The Omnivore’s Dilemma,” was named one of the best five books of the year by the New York Times. His latest publication is an illustrated version of his pamphlet on eating healthy, called “Food Rules.”

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NewsWorks live-tweeted Pollan’s speech and the Q&A session with the audience from the Kimmel.

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