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Michael Pollan

Fast Food World: Perils and Promises of the Global Food Chain

Introduction: Alice Waters. Moderator: Orville Schell. Panel: Wendell Berry, Carlo Petrini, Michael Pollan, Eric Schlosser, Vandana Shiva. A panel discussion examining the economic, social and health aspects of worldwide food production and the role of food industries in promoting human welfare. Looks at such issues as agribusiness, global food production and marketing, world hunger and the equitable distribution of food. 11/24/03 / a Berkeley Webcast event 124 min.

Nourish: 54 Short Films

These short films bring to life a vision of a world where food is good for the people who eat it, good for the people who grow and pick it, and good for the planet. Features Michael Pollan, Jamie Oliver, Alice Waters, Bryant Terry, Anna Lappe, Dr. Nadine Burke, and other voices from the food movement.

The Omnivore's Dilemma

Knight Professor of Journalism Michael Pollan, discusses his new book, "The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals," with Davia Nelson of NPR's The Kitchen Sisters and co-author of "Hidden Kitchens: Stories, Recipes & More". What should we have for dinner? According to Michael Pollan the answer may determine our survival as a species. Should we eat a fast-food hamburger? Something organic? Or perhaps something we hunt, gather, or grow ourselves?

The Politics of Obesity

A panel discussion with: Marion Nestle (Professor and Chair, Department of Nutrition, Food Studies and Public Health at New York University and author, Food Politics); Joan Dye Gussow (Professor emeritus of nutrition education, Teacher's College, Columbia University and author, This Organic Life); Kelly Brownell (Professor of Psychology and Director, Yale Center for Eating and Weight Disorders and author, Food Fight); Moderated by Michael Pollan (Knight Professor at the Graduate School of Journalism). This event took place on November 19, 2003 in Sibley Auditorium, U.C. Berkeley.