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School Lunch

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Healthy school lunches support students to learn and grow. Pediatrician Nadine Burke and author Michael Pollan highlight the need to transform school lunch. Why do we need to transform school lunch? Nadine Burke: Schools supply lunches that routinely have high-sugar and high-fat foods, which makes it hard for kids to concentrate and learn in school. ... READ MORE 

Nourish Means…

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What does “nourish” mean to you? How do you nourish yourself, your family, and your community? We asked the voices of Nourish— including authors, chefs, farmers, and doctors—to tell us their personal definition of “nourish.” What does “nourish” mean to you? Anna Lappé: I love the word “nourish” because to me it has a kind ... READ MORE 

GMOs

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Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) were introduced into commercial farming in 1996, and their effects are still being studied. Food journalist Michael Pollan and food advocate Anna Lappé examine the GMO issue. What are GMO foods? Michael Pollan: GMO foods come from crops that have been genetically engineered. Basically, a gene is taken from one species ... READ MORE 

Food and Family

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Sharing food and conversation around the dinner table makes for happier, healthier families. Author Michael Pollan and physician Nadine Burke discuss the evolution and importance of the family meal. What has happened to the family meal in our modern age? Nadine Burke: When I was a kid, dinnertime was family time. That was sacred time. ... READ MORE 

Food and Climate Change

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What’s the connection between food and global warming? Author Michael Pollan and sustainable food advocate Anna Lappé suggest ways to reduce the carbon footprint of our food. Why should people care about the relationship between food and climate change? Michael Pollan: The carbon footprint of our food choices is important. When we think about global ... READ MORE 

Farmers Markets

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Farmers markets offer a direct experience of food and community. Author Michael Pollan and chef Bryant Terry celebrate the many benefits of shopping at farmers markets. What excites you about farmers markets? Michael Pollan: We’ve had an explosion of farmers markets. Their number has doubled in the past 10 years. There are almost 7,000 farmers ... READ MORE 

Michael Pollan, “From the Soil”

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Eating offers us an intimate connection with the soil. Food journalist Michael Pollan describes the nutrient cycle that starts and ends with dirt. (Read the blog post.) If you enjoyed this clip, you can buy our entire collection of 54 bite-sized videos, along with our award-winning PBS special, in the Nourish store.... READ MORE 

Michael Pollan, “Food Chain”

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Understanding the story of our food means tracing its path from seed to table. Author Michael Pollan explains the biology and ecology of industrial and sustainable food chains. (Read the blog post.) If you enjoyed this clip, you can buy our entire collection of 54 bite-sized videos, along with our award-winning PBS special, in the ... READ MORE 

Michael Pollan, “Why Eat Local?”

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Food journalist Michael Pollan encourages buying local food to conserve energy, support farmers, and preserve the natural landscape. (Read the blog post.) If you enjoyed this clip, you can buy our entire collection of 54 bite-sized videos, along with our award-winning PBS special, in the Nourish store.... READ MORE 

Michael Pollan, “Twinkie vs. Carrot”

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Have you ever wondered why a bunch of carrots costs more than a package of Twinkies? Food journalist Michael Pollan connects the dots between food policy, high-fructose corn syrup, and our health. If you enjoyed this clip, you can buy our entire collection of 54 bite-sized videos, along with our award-winning PBS special, in the ... READ MORE 
   
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