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VIDEO: John Robbins interviews Michael Pollan

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Michael Pollan is the author of four New York Times bestsellers: Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual (2010); In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto (2008); The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals (2006); and The Botany of Desire: A Plant’s-Eye View of the World (2001). The Omnivore’s Dilemma was named one of the ten best books of 2006 by both the New York Times and the Washington Post. Michael was named to the 2010 TIME 100 — the magazine’s annual list of the world’s 100 most influential people. In 2009 he was named by Newsweek as one of the top 10 “New Thought Leaders.” He writes for many publications including The New York Times Magazine, and was featured in a two-hour PBS special based on The Botany of Desire as well as in the Academy Award nominated documentary, Food Inc.

In this interview, bestselling author John Robbins and Michael Pollan engage in spirited conversation about genetically engineered food, how to feed a hungry world, food politics, the future of agriculture, and a lot more.

Catch John Robbins interviewing 24 of the world’s leading voices for healthy, sustainable, humane and conscious food in the Food Revolution Summit.


  1. It's a great interview. Is there any Chinese translation version that more Chinese people in Taiwan or China can be inspired by your great ideas towards genetically engineered food?

  2. THANK YOU, John Robbins for all that you do. After reading your "Diet For a New America" 23 years ago, our family became vegetarian. You open up people's minds and hearts, so you are truly my one and only hero!

  3. It's a great interview. Is there any Chinese translation version that more Chinese people in Taiwan or China can be inspired by your great ideas towards genetically engineered food?

  4. Thanks for this great interview.

    I am aware that Michael Pollan is Tracy Pollan's brother. His brother-in-law is Michael J. Fox and is dealing with Parkinson's. I have his book, Always Looking Up and he never discusses the nutritional aspects to take into account to help him with his dis-ease. MJF mentions about drinking soda and other non-nutrient junk (I will not even call it "food," because it isn't) in his book. I was surprised with all his work in this field and research being done there is no mention to change your food habits.

    So many people have completely reversed their illnesses through a change in lifestyle – including food, emotional health, relationships, etc. I would hope that Michael Pollan could/would have some influence, unless MJF is doing things differently since the book came out in 2009. I would hope so because MJF could have a HUGE influence on the public by being outspoken about eating healthy to change all aspects of you life to one of more vitality/longevity.

    I am vegan now for over 22 years and will never have it any other way. G-d has steered me in this direction and I want to spread the message to as many as possible through the information I share with the public. I have a site with numerous articles, interviews, product reviews and my 42 day coconut water cleanse. I believe in only using what is of the highest purity, integrity and environmental consciousness.

    You can click on my name above and it will take you to my site. If you are interested in any of my services as a vegan chef and educator, please leave a comment on my blog. I am available to travel to any location to assist and guide you to a life that will be filled with joy, love, positive energy, health and vitality. Don't wait till it is almost too late because then it may not be able to help you.

    One thing you can do right now to become healthier is eat ALOT more fresh fruit and vegetables, even if they are not organic. Best to make sure is non-GMO, especially corn, soy, Hawaiian papaya, yellow and green zucchini.

    You can also check out my YouTube channel for recipe ideas and product reviews: http://www.youtube.com/TheRawsomeVeganGal

    May G-d give us all the strength to have complete trust and faith in Him and to find the best we can do for ourselves and live a life that is whole and holy.

    Chef Mindy :-)

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  6. Hi John, do you know Dr. Joe McCord, founder of Protandim and LifeVantage. You sound just like him when you explain the cell functions. If I was not sure I would say you are a LifeVantage Distributor because of you knowledge of science.

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