Burnt Toast Podcast

Does Michael Pollan Always Follow His Own Food Rules?

August 12, 2016

Or does he truly believe sustainability is economically feasible?

Ten years after the publication of his popular book, The Omnivore's Dilemma, we ask him—and he reflects on how food systems have changed over the last decade—on this week's episode of Burnt Toast.

We also asked you: How has his work impacted your life? Or what you buy at the store? How has it changed the way you source food, and how you cook and eat it?

Listen to the episode above, find it on iTunes, or listen to it using your favorite podcatcher. Then add your answers to the comment section below—we want to know.

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Kenzi Wilbur

Written by: Kenzi Wilbur

I have a thing for most foods topped with a fried egg, a strange disdain for overly soupy tomato sauce, and I can never make it home without ripping off the end of a newly-bought baguette. I like spoons very much.

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Kelly August 19, 2016
I apologize, since I haven't listened to the podcast yet, but I recently watched Cooked on Netflix, and Michael Pollan definitely opened my eyes to many things about food, our relationship to it, how it works, and so much more. I've been learning more and more about how to change my habits to better the world we live in, and one of ways I do that is by using Better World Shopper (it's an app, a book, and has a website www.betterworldshopper.com). I've also been watching Chef's Table on Netflix, which has opened my eyes even more to our relationship with food and how we can do our part to do things such as create a more sustainable environment and make sure we are ethically sourcing our food. One of the best things I think we can do is to have conversations about things like this with those around us to spread awareness of these problems and help others to change their habits as well. I'll do my best to listen to this podcast as soon as I can, thank you very much!