In Defense of Food

Premieres December 30

"Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants." With that seven-word maxim, US-based journalist Michael Pollan distills a career’s worth of reporting into a prescription for reversing the damage being done to people’s health by today’s industrially driven Western diet. In Defense of Food debunks the daily media barrage of conflicting claims about nutrition. Traveling the globe and the supermarket aisles to illustrate the principles of his bestselling “eater’s manifesto,” Pollan offers a clear answer to one of the most confounding and urgent questions of our time: What should I eat to be healthy?

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Video thumbnail: In Defense of Food Web Extra: A Treacherous Landscape

In Defense of Food

Web Extra: A Treacherous Landscape

How to tell the difference between foods that are healthy and those that just claim to be.

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Web Extra: A Treacherous Landscape

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In Defense of Food

Web Extra: Broccoli Man

Thomas Bjorkman is using science to deliver a much fresher broccoli to your table.

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Web Extra: Broccoli Man

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In Defense of Food

Web Extra: Carmen’s Veggie Delight

Carmen Sabaté shows the secrets to making a delicious vegetarian dinner.

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Web Extra: Carmen’s Veggie Delight

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In Defense of Food

Web Extra: Zen Monkey

Can a breakfast food made in an LA kitchen go national without artificial preservatives?

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Web Extra: Zen Monkey

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In Defense of Food

Food Fads

How food manufacturers cash in with products they say contain the magic keys to health.

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Food Fads

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In Defense of Food

Soda Politics

From California to New York, the big money battle over regulating sugary drinks.

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Soda Politics

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In Defense of Food

Bigger Picture Campaign

A young poet shares the painful toll that diabetes has taken in her family.

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Bigger Picture Campaign

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In Defense of Food

Childhood Obesity

An 11 year-old boy who's gained weight decides to do something about it—and succeeds.

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Childhood Obesity

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In Defense of Food

Trailer

Michael Pollan explores a cure for today’s industrially driven Western diet.

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Trailer

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