The Sickness in Our Food Supply
The New York Review of Books, 2020
Michael Pollan explains how COVID-19 reveals weaknesses in the US food supply chain and the dangers in the Americans diet.
Michael Pollan details the broken American food supply chain. He highlights problematic policy choices that led to industry consolidation, unfair labor practices that create toxic working conditions and a commodity-based food economy that results in bad health for consumers. Pollan explains how the COVID-19 pandemic reveals inequities and trends that sustain a brittle marketplace and an unhealthy nation.
About the Author
The John S. and James L. Knight Professor of Journalism at UC Berkeley Michael Pollan also teaches at Harvard University. He wrote the bestsellers The Omnivore’s Dilemma and In Defense of Food.
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