Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Michael Pollan's Favorite Food Rules

by Tara Parker-Pope

In March, the best-selling author Michael Pollan asked readers of the Well blog for help. He wanted your food rules — the folklore, wisdom and common sense that guide your family eating habits.

Well readers rose to the challenge, offering more than 2,600 rules (and counting) for healthful eating. Mr. Pollan, who is soon releasing a book on the topic, this week offers a preview in The New York Times Magazine of 20 of his favorite rules.

A reader, Carol Jackson, offered: “You don’t get fat from food you pray over.”

“It’s better to pay the grocer than the doctor,” John Forti wrote.

“No second helpings, no matter how scrumptious,” Karen Harmin suggested.
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Monday, October 12, 2009

Detroit tries peddling produce like ice cream

Associated Press

DETROIT - In a U.S. neighborhood served by 26 liquor stores but only one grocery, a community group is peddling fresh fruits and vegetables like ice cream.

Five days a week, the Peaches & Greens truck winds its way through the streets as a loudspeaker plays R&B and puts out the call: "Nutritious, delicious. Brought right to you. We have green and red tomatoes, white and sweet potatoes. We have greens, corn on the cob and cabbage, too."

Michael Pollen on "Talk of the Nation"

Michael Pollan recently participated in a discussion on NPR's Talk of the Nation program with farm representatives and the VP of the Corn Growers Association. The discussion was not as contentious as one might have expected.