Michael Pollan Quotes Archive

This is a collection of quotes about food from Michael Pollan.

Posted June 11, 2020

“You can make real food in 20, 30 minutes, but we’ve convinced ourselves that it is a rocket science. It’s a shame. It’s the media and the food industry: they’ve fed our panic around time.”

Michael Pollan
Posted April 20, 2020

“Eat all the junk food you want – as long as you cook it yourself. That way, it’ll be less junky, and you won’t eat it every day because it’s a lot of work.”

Michael Pollan
Posted December 28, 2019

“The first step in reforming appetite is going from processed food to real food. Then, if you can afford organic or grass-fed, fantastic. But the first step is moving from processed industrial food to the real thing.”

Michael Pollan
Posted March 31, 2019

“We now eat at the end of a very long and opaque food chain. Food comes to us ready-made in packages that obscure as much information as they reveal.”

Michael Pollan
Posted April 28, 2018

“Perhaps more than any other, the food industry is very sensitive to consumer demand.”

Michael Pollan
Posted June 3, 2017

“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
Posted October 28, 2016

“A lot of what you see in the supermarket I would argue is not really food. It’s what I call edible, food-like substances.”

Michael Pollan
Posted October 18, 2016

“The astounding variety of foods on offer in the modern supermarket obscures the fact that the actual number of species in the modern diet is shrinking. For reasons of economics, the food industry prefers to tease its myriad processed offerings from a tiny group of plant species, corn and soybeans chief among them.”

Michael Pollan
Posted June 17, 2016

“People in Slow Food understand that food is an environmental issue.”

Michael Pollan
Posted May 22, 2016

“French cooking is really the result of peasants figuring out how to extract flavor from pedestrian ingredients. So most of the food that we think of as elite didn’t start out that way.”

Michael Pollan
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